One person in custody, one dead after police chase in Pierceton
Posted: Mar 19, 2015 9:01 AM EDT | Updated: Mar 19, 2015 6:17 PM EDT
Around 4:30 a.m., a Pierceton deputy marshal attempted to stop a vehicle on State Road 13 because the license plate light was out.
Instead of stopping, the vehicle fled onto Market Street, turned onto Tower Street, then crashed into a fence.
The two occupants of the vehicle jumped out, ran from the scene and a gunshot was heard.
Other police agencies joined in the search for the two suspects.
One of the suspects, 34-year-old Sterling Templeton of Garrett, was taken into custody.
During the search for the driver, a second gunshot was heard.
When searching the car, officers found a gun in the center console.
Templeton was charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.