At approximately 2:30 am this morning, the Louisville Metro Police Department pursued a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu across the Sherman-Minton Bridge into Indiana. Once in Indiana the Malibu took Interstate #265 and then Grant Line Road into downtown New Albany. By this time, officers from the Indiana State Police and New Albany City Police assumed the pursuit.
The vehicle pulled onto the property of the S. Ellen Jones School Building at 11th and Oak Streets in New Albany. The vehicle stopped and the driver and passenger both fled on foot from the vehicle. The driver was apprehended by trooper Mike Davis after a short foot pursuit.
The driver of the Chevrolet Malibu was identified as, Dawan Q. Mulazim, 30, from Lexington, KY. He was arrested and charged with Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle and on Foot; Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Handgun; Possession of a Stolen Handgun and Carrying a Handgun without a Permit.
He was incarcerated at the Floyd County Jail awaiting his first court appearance. The passenger of the vehicle was apprehended by the New Albany City Police Department. Contact them about the passenger’s arrest. The pursuit came into Indiana from Louisville, KY. It allegedly was originated by Louisville, KY police due to an alleged armed robbery in Louisville. Contact Louisville Police for information on this case.
This was a low speed pursuit in Indiana with speeds mostly in the 40 MPH range. No cars were wrecked and no one was injured during the pursuit in Indiana. This investigation is continuing.