Jeff Man In Jail After Police Chase, Assault and Drug Charges

Jeff Man In Jail After Police Chase, Assault and Drug Charges


A 24-year-old Jeffersonville man is behind bars after leading police on a chase from Indiana to Kentucky and back again.

Officers fired at the man, striking him in the arm during the altercation. 

On May 25, 2017, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Clark County Sheriffs Office received a call to check the welfare of a female who had been seen at the Dollar General store on CR 311 in Sellersburg, Indiana with a male subject identified as Evan Payne, who is 24 years age from Jeffersonville, IN.

The caller reported there had been a recent altercation between the female and Mr. Payne, and was worried for her safety.

A Clark County Sheriffs Officer and Sellersburg Police Officer arrived on scene, where the Clark County Sheriffs Officer approached Mr. Payne who was sitting in his vehicle.

Upon speaking with Payne a struggle ensued in which the officer deployed his taser, which was defeated by Payne. Payne continued to physically resist with his person and vehicle. The officer then discharged his weapon at  Payne at which time Payne was struck in his arm.  Payne continued to resist and fled the scene, and a vehicle pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit traveled through Indiana, into the Kentucky, eventually returning to Indiana where the subject crashed his vehicle on Spring St. in Jeffersonville.

Payne was apprehended and was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The officer was treated on scene for non-life threatening injuries.

It was reported to Jeffersonville Police Department on May 10, 2017 that Mr. Payne was the suspect in a Battery involving the same victim, where the victim sustained broken bones and was threatened with a knife.

Payne was located by Jeffersonville Police Department in which Payne resisted arrest in a vehicle, nearly striking an officer who was out of his police vehicle and nearly striking two separate Jeffersonville Police vehicles.

A warrant was issued for Payne out of Clark County Circuit Court 4 from this incident for the charges of Battery Causing Serious Bodily Injury, Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon, and Criminal Recklessness.

Payne also had a felony outstanding warrant for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Legend Drug, and Possession of Marijuana out of Clark Circuit 2 and a warrant out of Floyd County for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia at the time of the incident on May 25, 2017.

Payne is in the custody of the Clark County Sheriffs Office at this time for the active warrants and information will be forwarded to the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office pertaining to this latest offense.

The Clark County Sheriffs Office would like to thank Sellersburg Police, Jeffersonville Police, Clarksville Police, Indiana State Police, Jefferson County Sheriffs Office, and Louisville Metro Police for their assistance in this matter.