At approximately 3:16 a.m. Monday, a Whitestown Metropolitan Police Department officer initiated a traffic stop on Interstate-65 southbound near the 129 Mile-Marker. The vehicle was unable to stay in the appropriate lane and the officer suspected possible operating while intoxicated/impaired.
The vehicle refused to stop, and a vehicle pursuit was initiated by WMPD officers southbound on I-65. Indiana State Police joined the pursuit and was able to set up tire deflation devices near the 113 mile-marker but were unsuccessful in tire deflation. The vehicle pursuit then continued eastbound on I-70. Once again, a Greenfield PD officer set up tire deflation devices near the 103 mile-marker of I-70 which successfully contacted the suspect vehicle’s tires, leading to the vehicle stopping.
A high-risk stop was conducted on the vehicle, and the driver, later identified as Marcus Curtis (26, Ohio), was taken into custody without incident. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that Curtis was wanted on a warrant out of Ohio for parole violation for Homicide, as well as a warrant out of Georgia for Terrorist Threats. Curtis was booked into the Boone County Jail pending a recommended felony charge of Resisting Law Enforcement, as well as extradition to Ohio.
This pursuit and apprehension are an amazing display of teamwork between law enforcement agencies throughout multiple counties to successfully apprehend a dangerous fugitive in service and protection of the public.