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Police Continue To Search For Suspects From Chase Thursday Night In Spencer County

The Santa Claus Police Department continues to search for the subjects.

Posted: Sep 17, 2021 7:15 AM
Updated: Sep 17, 2021 4:22 PM

A police pursuit that started Thursday evening has led to schools closed in Spencer County Friday.

According to Indiana State Police, troopers attempted a traffic stop on a car with multiple people inside on SR 61, just off of Interstate 64 in Warrick County Thursday night.  The car didn't stop and the pursuit started on SR 61 to SR 68.  

Along SR 68, one of the suspects threw a gun out of the car.  Troopers recovered the firearm.  The chase entered onto  U.S. HWY 231 south of Dale.  The car went onto the oncoming lane before getting back into the original lane.  The car then lost control and crashed off the road, with the suspects running from the vehicle.

An ID of a female was found inside the car.  She was later spotted in another car and taken into custody.

While searching for the rest of the subjects, police were alerted of a suspicious vehicle north of Lincoln City. The vehicle was found and the female driver was questioned. Police determinded the driver was summoned to the area to pick up the suspects. She was arrested for Assisting a Criminal and taken to Spencer County Jail.

Just after midnight, police stopped another vehicle in the area. Troopers established probable cause that the driver and passenger were in the area to pick up the fugitives on the run. Both were arrested for Assisting a Criminal and taken to Spencer County Jail.

The Santa Claus Police Department tells 44News that they continue to search for the subjects, with their search concentrating on the areas west of US 231 near the State Road 162 exit.

Residents should call 911 immediately if they locate anything suspicious on their property.

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It was another chilly start across the Tri-State; while we only dipped as low as 43° in Evansville, many others across the Tri-State fell into the upper 30s earlier this morning. The cool air didn't linger long however, temperatures quickly reached back into the mid 70s across the region this afternoon - higher pressure camped out over the southeastern quarter of the country will continue to keep the skies above the Tri-State clear while gradually driving temperatures higher over the next few days. Despite our anticipated southerly winds this evening, you may still want to grab a jacket before your head out to dinner; after seeing a temperature near 64° around dinnertime, we'll fall off toward the mid to upper 50s by 10 o'clock. Overnight lows will again dwindle into the mid to low 40s for the majority of the Ohio Valley early Tuesday morning.
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