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Shortly after 5:30 am this morning, Clark County Dispatch put out a dispatch of a stolen vehicle, a red/white Ford F250, from the Thornton’s gas station in Jeffersonville.

A short time later, Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputies located the stolen vehicle on Scottsville Road in Floyd County. As they attempted to stop the vehicle a pursuit began.

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Indiana State Trooper, Brandon Farias, heard the pursuit on his police radio and went to the direction of the pursuit.

As the pursuit reached the intersection of Scottsville Road and Engle Road in Floyd County, the red/white Ford left the roadway and as it reentered the roadway it struck Trooper Brandon Farias’s assigned police car.

Trooper Farias was stopped when the red/white Ford pickup truck crashed into him.

After the crash, the driver of the Ford pickup truck, Aaron J. Keown, 39, from Jeffersonville, IN, was taken into custody. Neither Trooper Farias nor Aaron J. Keown were injured during the crash.

Floyd County is the lead agency on the pursuit and should be contacted in reference to the pursuit.

Floyd County also had a deputies’ police car that was involved in a crash during the pursuit. Contact them for further information.

Trooper Brandon Farias is a 1.5 year veteran of the Indiana State Police and is assigned Clark and Floyd counties.