Clarksville Man Arrested after Vehicle and Foot Pursuit

Clarksville Man Arrested after Vehicle and Foot Pursuit


Indiana State Troopers arrested a Clarksville man on Clark County warrants and local charges after he led them on a vehicle pursuit and then fled on foot.  

Around 11:20 Monday morning, Trooper Kyle Taylor attempted to pull over a black 2010 Ford Fusion for speeding as the car traveled south on State Road 135 near Dutch Creek Road in Washington County.

When Trooper Taylor activated his emergency lights, the car pulled into the driveway of a nearby residence and started to stop. 

However, before the vehicle stopped, the driver, later identified as 41-year-old Anthony Arnold of Clarksville, Indiana, sped off through the yard and back onto the highway.  

Trooper Taylor gave pursuit, and other troopers and officers responded toward the area. 

The pursuit continued south on State Road 135 before turning onto Liberty Church Road and later South Palmyra Road. 

As the pursuit approached Strickland Road, Arnold exited the Fusion and fled on foot towards Blue River. 

Arnold crossed Blue River and was taken into custody in an open field shortly after by Trooper Jeremy Simcoe, who had responded to assist. 

Upon apprehending Anthony Arnold, officers discovered he was wanted out of Clark County, Indiana, for Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon(a level 4 felony), Burglary(a level 5 felony), and Possession of Methamphetamine(a level 6 felony). Following his arrest, Arnold was transported to the Washington County Jail without incident after receiving medical clearance from EMS personnel.

In addition to the Clark County charges, officers charged Anthony Arnold with Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, a level 6 felony, and Resisting Law Enforcement, a class A misdemeanor. 

Deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and Washington County EMS personnel assisted troopers in this detail.