Twice in as many weeks, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made an arrest for dealing methamphetamine in Jackson County.
On March 11, Christopher Bell, 29, of Seymour was arrested for dealing methamphetamine, a Level 5 Felony following a high-speed chase through Jackson County.
Bell failed to stop for a traffic violation for Reserve Deputy Scott Davis on County Road 1240 East, South of Seymour when the pursuit began. Bell fled North from Davis on US Highway 31 at speeds reaching 100 mph.
Bell then turned onto County Road 275 North but failed to make a turn onto County Road 1000 East. Bell drove his vehicle into a field and ran from the vehicle. Bell was caught by Davis after a foot pursuit through a field and into a wooded area West of County Road 1000 East.
Bell was found to be in possession of a bag that contained Methamphetamine, a digital scale, and two cell phones. Conflicting information at the scene about the ownership of the vehicle Bell was driving led to him being arrested for theft as well.
Davis arrested Bell for possession and dealing methamphetamine, both Level 5 Felonies. He was also arrested for Auto Theft, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Resisting Arrest With a Vehicle, all Level 6 Felonies, and on Misdemeanor charges of Criminal Recklessness, Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Trespassing, Criminal Mischief, and Driving While Suspended with a Prior Conviction.
Bell is being held without bond in the Jackson County Jail. Davis was assisted by Crothersville Police Officer J.L. McElfresh, County Officers Ben Rudolph and Tyler Goodpaster, Seymour Police Officers Brian Proffet and Sgt. Jack Swindell.