Yesterday, shortly after 11:00 pm, an Ohio man was arrested on numerous charges after he fled from officers in a vehicle and later on foot after crashing the vehicle he was driving.
The incident began when troopers from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post were notified that a wanted person, Caleb E. L. Ludwick, age 25, Cleves, Ohio was traveling westbound on I-74, entering Indiana from Ohio. Ludwick was reported to be driving a gold Cadillac passenger car. The vehicle exited I-74 in Dearborn County and traveled westbound on US 52 towards Brookville, Indiana.
Trp. Kyle Stovall observed the vehicle traveling westbound on US 52 near Big Cedar Road in Franklin County and attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle. Ludwick initially pulled over for Trp. Stovall. Prior to being taken into custody, Ludwick fled westbound on US 52 towards Brookville in the vehicle. Trp. Stovall and numerous other officers pursued Ludwick as he traveled through Brookville before he turned into the Riverfront Apartments on Fairfield Avenue.
Ludwick’s vehicle crashed into two unattended parked vehicles as he fled on foot into an apartment building. Trp. Stovall and Franklin County Deputies pursued him and caught up as Ludwick entered an apartment where he had been known to stay. He was then taken into custody without further incident.
Ludwick was transported to the Franklin County Jail where he was charged with Resisting Law Enforcement in a Vehicle, Resisting Law Enforcement on Foot, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Reckless Driving. Ludwick is also being held on a Hamilton County, Ohio warrant for Distributing a Controlled Substance.
He is being held pending his initial appearance in court in Franklin, County. After facing charges in Franklin County, Ludwick will be transferred back to Hamilton County, Ohio to face an initial appearance on those charges.
The injuries to Ludwick’s face (arrest photo) occurred during an altercation prior to him coming into contact with law enforcement and were not caused by law enforcement.
The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, and the Brookville Police Department.