At approximately 6:15 p.m. Saturday on SR 63 near CR 650 south, a trooper had stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. As the trooper approached the vehicle, it took off with the trooper not far behind.
Trooper Doug Feazell had stopped the maroon 2009 Pontiac G5 GT for a minor traffic violation.As Trooper Feazell approached the vehicle, a plastic bag was allegedly thrown from the vehicle as it took off. Trooper Feazell returned to his police car and proceeded to pursue the vehicle with his emergency lights and siren activated.
The vehicle drove for approximately six miles and turned west onto Division Road with Trooper Feazell close behind. The vehicle continued west on Division Road when it hit a large crest in the road, lost control and went out into a corn field. In the driver’s attempt to return to the road, the vehicle got stuck in the ditch and the driver bailed out and took off running. When he attempted to turn to see where the trooper was, he lost his footing and fell to the ground.
Trooper Feazell arrived and told the subject to stay on the ground. Officers from Williamsport PD, Attica PD, Department of Natural Resources Officers and Warren County Sheriff’s Department arrived and assisted Trooper Feazell in the apprehension of the suspect.
The driver was identified as Quinton Morgan, 23 of Veedersburg. He was originally transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Williamsport with a complaint of pain. He was checked out and released from the hospital and was transported to the Warren County jail with initial charges of Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, OWI, and Reckless Endangerment. Further charges are pending.There was also a warrant out of Fountain County for Failure to Appear.
The passenger, Madison K. Kresler, 18 of Attica was arrested for Obstruction of Justice and lodged in the Warren County Jail. The investigation is continuing.