Suspect involved in fracas flees, then arrested
In Porter County, Saturday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to Mink Lake Golf Course for a disturbance between several subjects. Officers were advised one of the suspects had left the scene in a black Ford Mustang with no rear window, no license plate and no hood. Sgt. Jesse Klemz was responding to the scene when he observed the suspect vehicle fleeing the area, southbound on North Calumet Road towards CR 600 East, and turned around to stop it. The suspect, 27 year old Joshua Rickey of Westville, failed to stop when Sgt. Klemz activated his emergency lights and siren and attempted to flee. The unregistered black Ford Mustang drove recklessly throughout the entire pursuit, nearly striking officers as he drove southbound on State Road 49 towards US Hwy 30. The pursuit was eventually brought to an end on US Hwy 30 near a big box store by means of a PIT Maneuver by Sgt. Klemz and subsequently resisted officers after crashing his vehicle in the ditch. Rickey was taken to Porter Regional Hospital for a blood warrant and medical clearance. He was taken into custody and preliminarily charged with Resisting Law Enforcement Level 6 Felony, 2 Misdemeanor counts of Operating While Intoxicated, Domestic Battery A-Misdemeanor and Battery B-Misdemeanor.
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