Madison Police arrested a Madison man on drug possession and resisting arrest charges Monday after he allegedly refused to stop and then ordered police off private property once he had stopped in the Madison Estates mobile home community west of Madison.
Patrolman Curtis Shelpman attempted to execute a traffic stop on a Dodge Caravan driven by Timothy Gayle Jines, 53, Madison, when Jines continued southwest on Clifty Drive for a short distance until turning onto Woodside Drive. At that point Jines stopped the vehicle and allegedly informed officers that he was “now on private property and they needed to leave,” according to a MPD report on the incident.
When the officers refused Jines allegedly became both verbally and physically assaultive toward them and was restrained by the officers. A subsequent search discovered that Jines was in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.
Jines was arrested o preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and two counts of Resisting Arrest, all Level 6 felonies, and Possession of Marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor. He was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.
Shelpman was assisted by Patrolman Trent Smith.
Elsewhere, a Tennessee man was arrested Tuesday after leading police on a 10-mile pursuit through Jackson and Bartholomew counties.
The incident began at about 6 p.m. when Indiana State Police received multiple call of white Dodge Challenger driving erratically on I-65 northbound, entering Jackson County from Scott County near the 36-mile marker.
Jackson County Sheriffs Deputy Alan Jones located the vehicle traveling northbound on I-65 near the 50-mile marker at Seymour and ISP Sgt. Stephen Wheeles caught up to the vehicle and he and Jones attempted to stop the car near the 54 mile marker in northern Jackson County.
The driver, later identified as Matthew Trey Murphy, 31, of Chattanooga, slowed initially before accelerating and fleeing. Officers pursued Murphy at speeds of approximately 50 to 75 miles per hour northbound into Bartholomew County with Murphy taking evasive action to avoid a tire deflation device placed near the 63-mile marker. The driver then slowed the vehicle and came to a stop just north of exit 64 near Columbus.
Murphy was taken into custody and transported by ambulance to Columbus Regional Hospital where he submitted to a blood test for intoxication. The results of the test are pending. Upon being released from the hospital, Murphy was transported to the Bartholomew County Jail where he was incarcerated on initial charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Operating While Intoxicated, and Reckless Driving.
I-65 Northbound was closed for approximately one hour while the scene was cleared. Bartholomew County Animal Control responded to remove a dog from Murphy’s vehicle.
ISP earlier investigated a single vehicle crash I-65 near Crothersville that resulted in two juveniles being ejected from the vehicle, causing serious injuries, at about 5 p.m. on Sunday.
According to the initial investigation by Trooper David Simpkins, a white 2011 Nissan Armada driven by Kayla C. Irish, 32, Lakeland, Florida, was traveling northbound near the 36 mile marker when for an unknown reason, she lost control of the vehicle, striking a guardrail and overturning. The vehicle rolled before striking a concrete barrier wall and coming to rest. During the collision, a 9-year-old female and a 5-year-old male were ejected from the vehicle.
Irish and the female juvenile were transported by medical helicopter to Louisville area hospitals for treatment of serious injuries. The boy, along with a 12-year-old male, were transported by ground ambulance to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville for treatment of injuries. Four other occupants of the vehicle declined medical attention at the scene.
The crash investigation is ongoing by Simpkins and the ISP-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team. Northbound I-65 was closed for approximately three hours for crash investigation and cleanup.