Oakland City Woman Arrested after Brief Chase

Oakland City Woman Arrested after Brief Chase


This afternoon at approximately 4:45 p.m., Sergeant Bill Gadberry was patrolling SR 57 near Summerville when he observed a 2006 Cadillac traveling north at 90 mph while passing another northbound vehicle.

Arrested and Charges was Johanna K. Dersche, 21, Oakland City, IN

  1. Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Level 6 Felony
  2. Possession of Meth, Level 6 Felony
  3. Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor
  4. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Class C Misdemeanor

Sergeant Gadberry attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver continued north at a high rate of speed. 

Approximately one mile south of SR 64, the vehicle left the roadway on the east side, struck a tree, and came to a final rest. 

Dersche was arrested without further incident.

Troopers searched her vehicle and found a small amount of methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.   

Dersche was taken to the Gibson County Jail where she is currently being held on bond.

Arresting Officers: Sergeant Bill Gadberry and Trooper Doug Roberts, Indiana State Police

Assisting Officer: Senior Trooper Michael Finney, Indiana State Police