Two arrested following police chase in Marshall County

Joshua Hess Jade Meyer

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ind. – Two people were arrested Monday following a police chase along U.S. 31, the Marshall County Police Department reported.

At 6:02 p.m., Marshall County Deputies tried to perform a traffic stop on a maroon Malibu in the area of U.S. 31 and 14C Road.

The Malibu didn’t stop for officers and a pursuit began, reports said.

During the chase, the driver of the vehicle, identified as 32-year-old Joshua Hess of Allegan, Michigan, drove speeds in excess of 100 mph and drove into oncoming traffic on U.S. 31 multiple times, police said.

Hess also hit a police vehicle during the chase, reports said.

Hess was eventually taken into custody near a gas station in Argos.

Hess faces preliminary charges of the following, police said:

  • Resisting law enforcement
  • Reckless driving
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Neglect of a dependent
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of paraphernalia
  • Possession of a stolen vehicle

Hess was also found to have an out-of-state warrant, police said.

A passenger in the vehicle, identified as 30-year-old Jade Meyer of Allegan, was arrested and faces preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine and neglect of a dependent, police said.

After the chase ended, police found a one-year-old child in the back seat of the Malibu. The child was released to Child Protective Services.

Hess and Meyer were taken to the Marshall County Jail with a cash bond of $1,500, police said.

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