Shipshewana man leads authorities on chase across state line, crashes vehicle
CONSTANTINE, Mich.—A police chase led by 23-year-old Andrew Schrock across the Michigan state line ended in a P.I.T induced crash on IN-120 Sunday afternoon.
Around 2:45 p.m., a Constantine Police Officer pulled Schrock's vehicle over at the entrance of a trailer park on 1200 S. Washington for a license plate violation.
Rather than remain on scene during the traffic stop, police say he reversed his vehicle into the Constantine Officer’s car and drove towards the exit.
Schrock then allegedly struck the vehicle of a sheriff’s deputy who was entering the trailer park to assist the police officer.
Using a service weapon, the sheriff’s deputy smashed the driver’s side window in an attempt to stop the suspect.
Police say the driver dragged the deputy alongside the car for some distance before the deputy was able to free themselves.
According to a press release, the Constantine officer fired one shot at Schrock, who fled unharmed, before pursuing the vehicle headed southbound on S. Washington.
When the pursuit crossed from Michigan into Indiana, the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department became involved in the chase.
According to the press release from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect’s vehicle entered LaGrange County at State Rd 9 north of Howe, Indiana.
Authorities say Schrock put others in danger when he drove his vehicle at several oncoming vehicles while driving on State Rd 9 and on State Rd 120.
A precision immobilization technique or P.I.T, was used to stop the suspect’s car and, ending the pursuit on IN-120.
Schrock was booked into the LaGrange County Jail for Resisting Law Enforcement with a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property, and Reckless Driving.
According to Constantine Police Department, they will also charge the suspect for Felonious Assault and Fleeing and Eluding.
After his arrest, authorities found that the vehicle used to flee police was stolen from Colorado.
The California license plate on the vehicle was also found to be stolen.