Two people from New Albany and Jeffersonville were arrested on numerous charges Wednesday morning after the driver lead officers from two states and multiple counties on a high-speed pursuit.
Charged and booked into the Harrison County Jail were:
Nelson Jacob Emory, 25, New Albany
- Possession of Handgun with obliterated serial number – Level 5 Felony
- Possession of handgun by Felon – Level 5 Felony
- Theft (Motor Vehicle) -Level 6 Felony
- Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle – Level 6 Felony
- Possession of Methamphetamine – Level 6 Felony
- Reckless Driving – C Misdemeanor
Emory was also wanted on several warrants out of Floyd County, Indiana.
Kaelin Marie Brian, 25, Jeffersonville
- Possession of marijuana – B Misdemeanor
Around 3 am Wednesday, Louisville Metro Police advised they were in pursuit of a blue 2019 GMC Sierra, reported as stolen.
The vehicle was believed to be occupied by two people and was westbound on I-64 approaching the state line. Kentucky authorities terminated the pursuit as the GMC crossed into Indiana.
The Sierra was equipped with the On-Star security system, and both Kentucky and Indiana Authorities were in contact with On-Star during the pursuit. Attempts by On-Star to remotely disable the car had been unsuccessful.
After the car crossed into Indiana, Trooper Clay Boley observed the vehicle speeding westbound near the 105 mile-marker in Harrison County and attempted to make a traffic stop.
The driver did not stop, and the pursuit continued on I-64 through Harrison and Crawford Counties with speeds over 100 mph.
The pursuit continued westbound and entered Perry County, where attempts by Perry County deputies to use tire-deflation devices were unsuccessful.
After entering Spencer County, the driver turned south on to US231 and continued southbound, again avoiding tire-deflation devices set up by Spencer County authorities. As the Sierra approached SR70 near Chrisney, Indiana, On-Star was able to shut down the vehicle remotely, and the driver drove into the median.
The driver, identified as Nelson Jacob Emery, 25, of New Albany, Indiana, was taken into custody without further incident. The passenger, Kaelin Maire Brian, 25, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, was also taken into custody.
Trooper Boley located a revolver with the serial number removed and a loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol during a search of the vehicle. A
pproximately five grams of methamphetamine and one gram of marijuana were also found.
Trooper Boley was assisted by units from the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police – Evansville, and Troopers Peyton and Mitchem from Indiana State Police – Sellersburg.