Evansville man facing multiple charges after brief chase in stolen vehicle

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — An Evansville man was arrested Monday after police say he drove a stolen Jeep from a Henderson, Kentucky car dealership, crashed the vehicle and ran from police.

An Indiana State Trooper saw the Jeep improperly pass several vehicles and disregard a stoplight at US 41 and Covert Avenue around 8:30 a.m. The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver, 35-year-old Matthew Dunn of Evansville, kept driving. Dunn eventually drove onto a pedestrian and bike trail before veering off the trail and crashing into a wooden fence. After the crash, ISP says Dunn climbed out of the Jeep and ran.

A neighbor observed Dunn knocking on the door of a nearby residence and called police. Dunn was taken into custody, and troopers say he was extremely incoherent and exhibiting signs and behavior of someone under the influence of illegal narcotics.

Dunn was taken to the hospital and medically cleared for incarceration. Dunn is being held without bond in the Vanderburgh County Jail on the following charges:

  • Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Level 6 Felony
  • Auto Theft, Level 6 Felony
  • Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A Misdemeanor
  • Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated, Class C Misdemeanor
  • Driving While Suspended, Class A Misdemeanor
  • Leaving the Scene of a Crash, Class B Misdemeanor

Troopers say the 2019 Jeep was stolen from Audubon Chrysler in Henderson.

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