Three people were arrested Monday afternoon after a two county high speed chase – including a meth manufacturer and dealer the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office has been hunting for months.
The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department held a live press conference which was broadcast on WSLM 1220 AM and 97.9 FM regarding the arrest of three this afternoon after a high speed chase through Harrison and Washington Counties.
Back in February the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office said deputies started chasing a car with Ian Goebel inside. The pursuit lasted nearly an hour and went through three counties.
It ended with a deputy being run over in Orange County and Goebel and the car’s driver shot by law enforcement.
Goebel was sent to University of Louisville Hospital. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office said despite a request to be notified, the hospital did not call law enforcement when Goebel was released, citing a new policy.
Since then Goebel has been sought by multiple agencies, but deputies said his luck ran out on Monday.
The Harrison County Sheriff’s office was tipped off that Goebel was the passenger in a gold Oldsmobile around 11 a.m. in Corydon. When deputies tried to stop the car, the driver took off.
For 15 minutes the car led deputies on a high speed chase on windy, narrow roads.
Deputies thought the car was slowing down due to mechanical issues, but then another dramatic turn.
Harrison County Chief Deputy Wayne Kessinger said a black Nissan Altima with a woman behind the wheel not only passed several cop cars, but the Oldsmobile as well. Kessinger said at some point Goebel jumped into that car and they took off.
Deputies believe Goebel ended up getting into the driver’s seat and the chase continued for another 30 minutes at times reaching speeds of 100 mph.
The chase finally came to an end when a Washington county deputy’s car was able to spin out the Altima bring it to a stop.
It all ended in Washington County on Orchard Road between Highway 135 and Becks Mill Road near Salem.
“I’ve been doing this for 45 years and that’s the first time I’ve ever had someone pass the pursuing vehicle and the pursuit vehicle and then stop and pick up the person and leave,” That’s the first time I’ve ever seen or heard of that in my entire career,” said Kessinger.
Three arrests were made including the driver of the Oldsmobile, Steven Matlock. Police said Kayla Sizemore, 24, was initially behind the wheel of the black Nissan and Ian Goebel, 30.
Matlock and Sizemore face charges of assisting a criminal and resisting law enforcement. Goebel faces multiple drug charges including manufacturing and dealing as well as resisting law enforcement.