Man faces 13 alleged criminal charges after vehicle pursuit

An Indiana State Trooper was led on a vehicle pursuit that led to an arrest Thursday night in Kokomo, Indiana.

Around 10:10 p.m. that night, Indiana State Police say the trooper was on routine patrol when he tried to stop a Ford SUV for a traffic violation on Sycamore Street in Kokomo.

41-year-old Roger Hicks led the trooper on a short vehicle pursuit, ending in a parking lot on Sycamore Street according to the report.

Hicks stopped the Ford and fled on foot but he was quickly captured by the state trooper, reports said.

During the vehicle pursuit, the trooper allegedly saw Hicks throw items from the truck.

After a subsequent search of the area, officers say they found marijuana.

A search of the vehicle revealed more marijuana, methamphetamine, prescription medication, and drug paraphernalia, according to reports.

Hicks was booked in the Howard County Jail to face criminal charges for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, dealing methamphetamine, possession of a scheduled IV narcotic, resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, criminal mischief, and resisting law enforcement (without a vehicle), according to the report.

Hicks was also arrested on a Howard County arrest warrant alleging six criminal charges.

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