Excessive Speed Lands Speed Demon Anthony Jenkins in Jail After Long Booze Cruise
Tippecanoe County – The Indiana State Police reports that on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at approximately 5:37 p.m. on I-65 northbound near the 174-mile marker (this is one mile south of the SR 25/175 exit), a trooper attempted to stop a speeding vehicle. The trooper’s car became disabled thus the trooper lost contact with the speeding car. Another trooper relocated the vehicle and attempted to stop the same vehicle and lost sight of the vehicle near the 201/US 24 exits in Jasper County. Jasper County Sheriff’s Department relocated the vehicle eastbound on US 24 when it crashed just east of I-65.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Michael Risley has revealed that he was stationary with his lights on sitting at the 174 MM cross over on I-65 when he observed a vehicle northbound at a high rate of speed. Trooper Risley activated his emergency lights to attempt to stop the gray 2019 Dodge Charger. The Charger shut off his lights and appeared to be fleeing from the trooper. As they exited the construction area at the 177 MM, the trooper’s car broke down and the gray Dodge charger continued on.
A second Trooper overheard the radio traffic on his police radio and relocated the Dodge Charger at the 189 MM. Trooper Dakota Michael, off duty in a fully marked state police vehicle, witnessed what appeared to be the same Dodge Charger still running at a high rate of speed. Trooper Michael attempted to catch up to the vehicle which was still in excess of the speed limit and driving from the left shoulder of the road to the right shoulder passing other cars in a reckless manner.
Trooper Michael lost site of the Dodge Charger near the 201/US 24 exit in Jasper County. Deputies with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department located the vehicle eastbound on US 24 from the interstate. The vehicle went down into a ditch and crashed just east of the interstate and the driver bailed out and ran.
Trooper Michael along with Troopers Wiley and McBride also arrived at the crash scene. White County Sheriff’s Department K-9 handler, Deputy Mark McKean, arrived on scene and was able to locate the suspect later identified as Anthony Jenkins, 25 of Chicago and he was taken into custody without incident. Jenkins was later transported to the Tippecanoe County Jail and arrested on preliminary charges of:
- Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle a Level 6 Felony
- Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangerment an A Misdemeanor
- Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated a C Misdemeanor
- Reckless Driving a C Misdemeanor
- Operating While Never Receiving a License a C Misdemeanor
Departments assisting were troopers from Indiana State Police Lafayette and Lowell posts, Jasper County Sheriff’s Department, White County Sheriff’s Department and Farney’s Towing.
A great example of how teamwork builds success. Deputy Evan Morrow observed the suspect vehicle driving at a high rate of speed entering White County. A short time later the vehicle was involved in a minor property damage accident. The driver then ran on foot from the scene.
Deputy Mark McKean was able to arrive on the scene and begin a track of the suspect. Within minutes K9 John led officers to the location of the suspect.
Sheriff Bill Brooks wants to take this time to thank everyone who has donated money to the K9 program.
Last night is another example of how the K9 program has helped change the way we protect our community.
|Booking #||First Name||Last Name||Middle Name||Age||Booking Date/Time||Total Bond Amount||Current Status|
|152564||ANTHONY||JENKINS||25||12/14/2019 9:23 PM||$500.00||UNKNOWN|
|Charge #||Charge||Bond Start Date||Bond Amount||Bond Status||Bond Type||Scheduled Release Date||Scheduled Court Date / Case #|
|335090||RESISTING ARREST FLEES W/VEHICLE||12/14/2019 9:27 PM||$500.00||ACTIVE BOND||CASH BOND||SUP5 – Dec 16 2019 3:00PM /|
|335091||RECKLESS DRIVING-DRIVE IN&OUT OF A LINE OF TRAFFIC||12/14/2019 9:27 PM||$0.00||ACTIVE BOND||N/A|
|335092||OPERATING A VEHICLE WITH A BAC OF .08% OR MORE||12/14/2019 9:28 PM||$0.00||ACTIVE BOND||N/A|
|335093||OWI ENDANGERMENT||12/14/2019 9:29 PM||$0.00||ACTIVE BOND||N/A|
|335094||OPERATOR NEVER LICENSED||12/14/2019 9:29 PM||$0.00||ACTIVE BOND||N/A|