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Evansville man in custody after overnight high-speed chase

Just before 11:30 Sunday night, Chandler Police say they attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the driver of a car that was traveling without lights near State Road 62 and Gardner Road, in Chandler.

Authorities say 43-year-old Reanell Dixon of Evansville sped away from officers at over 100 miles per hour, entering Vanderburgh County.

Chandler Police were joined in the pursuit by deputies from the Warrick County and Vanderburgh County Sheriffs, as well as officers from Evansville and Newburgh Police Departments.

Officers say the pursuit came to an end in the 1700 block of S. Boeke, when Dixon lost control of his car, crashing through a fence and striking a parked vehicle.

Dixon fled on foot, police say, and was apprehended within minutes by Evansville Police K9.

He has been transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Dixon has an active warrant through Vanderburgh County.

Evansville Police say they seized 5.3 grams of meth after Dixon was apprehended.

Police say the daughter of the car Dixon was driving told them her vehicle had been stolen in Evansville, about an hour before the pursuit began. .

Immediately after Dixon’s crash, the pursuing officer from Chandler Police was involved in a crash in the intersection of Boeke and Covert.

The officer was uninjured.

The other driver in this second crash was issued a citation by Evansville Police for operating without a driver’s license, and was transported to the hospital.

Dixon is facing the following preliminary charges in Warrick County:

  • Resisting Law Enforcement in a Vehicle
  • Criminal Recklessness
  • Reckless Driving
  • Driving while Suspended with Prior Suspension

Dixon may face additional charges in Vanderburgh County.

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(This story was originally published April 9, 2018)


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