Wednesday evening proved to be busy for two Sellersburg Troopers who had suspects flee on foot within minutes of each other during their investigations.
Dustin Lee Trowbridge, 26, Corydon, Indiana: Resisting Law Enforcement – A Misdemeanor, Warrant – Failure to Return to Lawful Detention. Remanded into the Harrison County Jail.
Ronlald (aka Ronald) James Walker, 26, Louisville, Kentucky: False Informing – Level 6 Felony, Resisting Law Enforcement – A Misdemeanor, Possession of Paraphernalia – A Misdemeanor, Possession of Marijuana – B Misdemeanor, Trafficking with an Inmate – Level 5 Felony. Remanded into the Clark County Jail.
At approximately 11:25 p.m., Trooper Nathan Newton responded to an “Attempt to Locate” dispatch by Harrison County authorities for Dustin Lee Trowbridge of Corydon, who was wanted for failure to return to lawful detention, and who had been witnessed walking in the area of Corydon-Ramsey Road near Corydon.
Trooper Newton was unable to locate Trowbridge in that location but continued the investigation by searching in the area of the subject’s mother’s house.
He soon spotted Trowbridge who then began running after Trooper Newton identified himself as a police officer.
The chase continued across multiple fences and into a wooded area where Trooper Newton, after repeated warnings, deployed his Taser and took Dustin Trowbridge into custody.
Trooper Newton was assisted by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.
Around 11:30 p.m. that same night, Trooper Morgenn Evans stopped a motorcycle near Court Avenue in downtown Jeffersonville for failing to stop at a stop sign and for failing to signal a turn.
During the roadside investigation, the driver gave a false name before fleeing on foot. Trooper Evans gave pursuit, and an attempt to use a Taser on the subject was unsuccessful.
The suspect was able to evade Trooper Evans for a short time but was later located hiding inside a nearby dumpster by an assisting Clark County Deputy.