Wednesday a Louisville, Kentucky woman was arrested on numerous charges after she fled from a traffic stop on I-65 near Seymour, Indiana. The pursuit went through three counties and lasted over thirty minutes.
The incident began at approximately 12:45 pm when the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post was notified that the theft of numerous items of merchandise had just occurred at the Polo Ralph Lauren Store at the Premium Outlet Mall near Edinburgh, Indiana.
Troopers were notified that the female suspect was driving a white Chevrolet Impala.
The car was reported to have a Kentucky registration plate that the suspect allegedly removed from the vehicle before leaving the scene.
At approximately 1:00 pm, Trooper Korry Clark located the vehicle traveling southbound on I-65 in Jackson County. Trp. Clark conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle near the 50 mile marker, just north of the Seymour exit.
He made contact with the driver who matched the description of the suspect.
Trp. Clark attempted to take the suspect, later identified as Ta’neasha L. Chappell, age 23, Louisville, Kentucky into custody when she pulled away from him and reentered the vehicle. Trp. Clark sustained a minor abrasion during the altercation.
Chappell then fled from troopers in the vehicle.
Chappell was pursued southbound on I-65 through Jackson, Scott, and Clark Counties with speeds reaching 100 mph.
Troopers from the Indiana State Police-Sellersburg Post along with numerous other agencies assisted in the pursuit of Chappell.
At one point during the pursuit, Chappell’s vehicle collided with the rear of a commercial motor vehicle. Chappell’s vehicle eventually left the roadway at exit 7 on I-65 near Clarksville, Indiana where it came to a stop after being badly damaged.
Chappell exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. She was soon taken into custody after being tased.
Another trooper sustained a hand injury during the pursuit. That trooper was transported to a Louisville area hospital for treatment.
Numerous suspected stolen items, valued at over $3,000, were located in the vehicle.
Suspected marijuana was also located in her possession.
Chappell was transported to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, Indiana for medical clearance and to submit to a chemical test for intoxication.
Chappell was then incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail on numerous felony and misdemeanor charges related to resisting law enforcement. Chappell will also potentially face additional charges related to the theft in Bartholomew County, Indiana.
Just prior to this incident, at approximately 11:45 am, Trp. Clark conducted a traffic stop on a Dodge Journey on I-65 near Seymour, Indiana after it was reported that the two occupants had just stolen numerous items from Polo Ralph Lauren at the Edinburgh Premium Outlet Mall.
The Edinburgh Police Department responded to the scene and arrested the two occupants, Haamiyna T. Kamose, age 24, and Da’miya K. Tooley, age 23, both of Louisville, Kentucky on theft charges related to the incident. T
hey were found to be in possession of nearly $7,000 worth of stolen merchandise.
Trp. Clark was assisted in that investigation by Sgt. Bryce Harris, Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, Trooper Taylor Ranshaw, and officers with the Edinburgh Police Department.