Thursday morning, March 30, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Trooper Roberts was patrolling US 41 when he attempted to stop the driver of a 2020 Chevrolet SUV for driving 90 mph near CR 725 North.
The driver failed to stop and continued north reaching speeds over 100 mph before entering Knox County and turning east onto Hazelton Road.
The driver approached a dead-end near Dicksburgh Hills Road, turned around to drive back west, and nearly struck Trooper Roberts’ vehicle.
The driver of the Chevrolet SUV continued west, crossed US 41 then west on McCrary Road before traveling on a few county roads eventually traveling north on Decker Chapel Road and then south on US 41reaching speeds over 100 mph. The driver of the SUV then turned west onto CR 550 North in Gibson County where Trooper Roberts lost sight of the vehicle near CR 150 West.
Trooper Roberts and other officers continued to patrol the area looking for the vehicle. Minutes later, Trooper Roberts located the vehicle parked down a long driveway that led to a heavily wooded area and field. The passenger of the SUV, Jadie Jordan, 36, of Mt. Vernon, IL, was detained.
The driver fled on foot before officers arrived. Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Linenburg and his K-9 partner, Blast, arrived and searched the area. The Vincennes Township Fire Department also responded and utilized their drone with thermal imaging capabilities, but the driver was never located, and officers disregarded the search.
When officers searched the vehicle, they found a small amount of marijuana. Jordan was arrested for possession of marijuana and transported to the Gibson County Jail. A wanted check on the vehicle revealed it had been reported stolen out of Centralia, IL.
At approximately 7:00 a.m. this morning, Gibson County Sheriff’s Office received a call reference to a female walking in the area where the suspect vehicle from the chase was located. The female was identified as Alexis Fairchild, 20, of Salem, IL. After a brief on-scene investigation, Fairchild was arrested and taken to the Gibson County Jail where she is currently being held on bond.
Arrested and Charges:
- Alexis D. Fairchild, 20, Salem, IL
- Resisting Law Enforcement, Level 6 Felony
- Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Level 6 Felony
- Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A Misdemeanor
- Reckless Driving, Class B Misdemeanor
- Jadie N. Jordan, 36, Mt. Vernon, IL
- Possession of Marijuana, Class C Misdemeanor
Arresting Officer: Trooper Doug Roberts, Indiana State Police
Assisting Officers: Trooper CJ Boeckman, Sgt. Bill Gadberry, Master Trooper Matt Lockridge, and Trooper Lee, Indiana State Police
Assisting Agencies: Princeton Police, Gibson County Sheriff’s Office, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and Vincennes Twp. Fire Department.