Two suspects have been arrested after leading police on a chase Friday night in Elizabethtown.
Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby said the arrest of Aaron Evans, 20, of Muncie, Indiana, and a juvenile stemmed from a robbery around 9 p.m. Friday at Rite Aid at 508 W. Dixie Ave.
As officers responded to the scene, they found the suspected vehicle, a black 2005 Dodge Caravan, in the area.
Evans was behind the wheel, while the juvenile and stolen items from Rite Aid also were in the vehicle, according to an arrest citation.
Upon seeing police, Evans attempted to evade officers and continued to flee even when emergency lights and sirens were deployed in an attempt to stop him, according to the citation.
Three officers participated in pursuit of the vehicle, according to the citation, which also said Evans disregarded traffic control devices, took sudden and erratic turns and drove in close proximity to pedestrians.
The citation said Evans eventually jumped out of the vehicle while it was moving in an attempt to flee on foot. The juvenile still was inside the car as it crashed into multiple parked vehicles around Walnut Street.
Willoughby said medication was stolen from Rite Aid, but did not specify what kind. No gun was used in the incident, Willoughby said.
Evans is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center on felony charges of second-degree robbery, first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer and first-degree wanton endangerment.
Ryan Alves can be reached at 270-505-1746 or [email protected]
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