New Albany Man Jailed Following Early Morning Pursuit

New Albany Man Jailed Following Early Morning Pursuit


Earlier this week, a New Albany man was jailed on numerous charges after he fled from an Indiana State Trooper in Harrison County, Indiana.

The investigation began at approximately 2:40 am when Trooper Clay Boley attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Geo Tracker on State Road 135 at State Road 62 in Corydon, Indiana.  The vehicle, being driven by Aaron M. Schweitzberger, age 27, New Albany, Indiana, fled from Trp. Boley southbound on State Road 135.  Troopers with the Indiana State Police-Sellersburg Post along with Harrison County Deputies pursued Schweitzberger’s vehicle through southern Harrison County.

Schweitzberger’s vehicle eventually came to a stop along Albin Ford Road near Elizabeth, Indiana.  Schweitzberger, along with a female passenger, both fled the vehicle on foot.  Schweitzberger was soon captured by Trp. Boley and Harrison County Deputy Daniel Evans.  The female passenger was not located.

Deputy Evans’ K-9 was deployed on the vehicle and gave a positive alert to illegal drugs.  During a search of the vehicle, officers located approximately 11 grams of suspected methamphetamine along with additional controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.  Schweitzberger was also found to have outstanding felony warrants through Floyd, Harrison, and Dubois Counties.   

Schweitzberger was transported to the Harrison County Jail where he is currently being held on preliminary felony charges of Dealing Methamphetamine over 10 grams, Possession of Methamphetamine over 10 grams, Resisting Law Enforcement in a Vehicle, Possession of a Legend Drug and misdemeanor charges of Reckless Driving and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Trp. Boley was assisted by Troopers Steven Peyton and Zachary Lavey with the Indiana State Police-Sellersburg Post along with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and Shaffer’s Towing.