Two arrested following police chase in Marshall County
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.