Man accused of leading chase that killed two bystanders arrested

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - The man accused of leading a police pursuit in Mishawaka that killed two teenagers in December 2020 has been arrested, according to court documents.

Jesse Lottie, Jr. was arrested on Thursday on the following charges:

  • Two counts of felony resisting law enforcement
  • Two counts of felony leaving the scene of an accident
  • Misdemeanor carrying a handgun without a license
  • Misdemeanor resisting law enforcement (added December 9)

A warrant was issued for his arrest in August 2022.

On December 2, 2020, a Pontiac Grand Prix struck a Chevy Cavalier as it was fleeing from police near 13th and Spring streets in Mishawaka.

The crash killed 19-year-old Clayton McClish of Osceola and 18-year-old Elizabeth Johnson of Mishawaka.

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