Boonville Man Arrested After High-Speed Pursuit in Stolen Vehicle: Police

Stephen Riley, 28, of Boonville - Dubois County Jail

A Boonville man was jailed on a $100,000 cash bond on Thursday after police say he led them on a high-speed pursuit in Huntingburg in a stolen vehicle.

Posted: Jul 23, 2021 3:31 PM
Updated: Jul 23, 2021 3:34 PM

28-year-old Stephen Riley of Boonville, Indiana, was arrested in Huntingburg on Thursday after police say he led them on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle.

According to the Huntingburg Police Department, officers were called around 8:00 a.m. on Thursday morning to assist a Dubois County Detective who spotted a truck with no license plates driving recklessly in the area of N. Washington Street in Huntingburg.

While responding, HPD officers saw the truck traveling at a high rate of speed. That's when a pursuit began that reached speeds of 100 MPH, according to police.

Police say that Riley, who was driving the truck, crashed into a bean field during the pursuit, and that he continued to drive through the field until the truck became disabled.

At that point, HPD says Riley tried to flee on foot, but he was taken into custody by a detective a short distance away.

After the pursuit, HPD says it was determined that Riley was wanted out of Gibson County for Failure to Appear on OWI charges and that the vehicle he was driving during the pursuit was stolen out of Gentryville in Spencer County.

Riley was booked into the Dubois County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond on the following charges:

  • Resisting Law Enforcement (Level 6 Felony)
  • Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon (Level 6 Felony)
  • Obstruction of Justice (Level 6 Felony)
  • Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (Class A Misdemeanor)
  • Failure to stop after an Accident (Class B Misdemeanor)
  • Reckless Driving (Class C Misdemeanor)
  • Criminal Mischief (Class A Misdemeanor).

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, Memorial Hospital EMS, Huntingburg Fire Department, and Uebelhor’s Towing Service assisted at the scene.

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