Pursuit of Felon Leads Louisville Police into Southern Indiana

Pursuit of Felon Leads Louisville Police into Southern Indiana

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Shortly after 5:00 pm this afternoon, Louisville, KY Metro Police Department entered the State of Indiana pursuing a red Ford Ranger pickup truck in which the driver was wanted for Robbery.

When the pursuit entered the state of Indiana the Louisville Metro Police Department requested the Indiana State Police assume the lead in the pursuit.

The pursuit traveled from Interstate 64 onto Interstate 265 and then onto several city and county roads in and around New Albany before officers were able to set spike strips at the intersection of St. Joseph Road and State Road 111 in Floyd County.

The driver of the red Ford Ranger ran over the spike strips and his tire deflated. The driver then drove into an open field on St Joseph Road where the pursuit came to a stop. After a short struggle, the driver was taken into custody. 

Arrested was Robert G. Ellis, II, from Moorman Road in Louisville, KY.

Robert G. Ellis II,

His Indiana charge is Fleeing/Resisting Law Enforcement.

He was transported to the Hospital in Floyd County by Floyd County EMS complaining of pain.

Troopers are at the hospital awaiting his release so he can be transported to the Floyd County Jail.

This pursuit lasted approximately 30 minutes in the state of Indiana. During the pursuit in Indiana there were no serious injuries.

No Indiana police cars were damaged however, contact the Louisville Metro Police Department to check for damage to their vehicles.