Man in custody after police chase in Evansville


EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT)– EPD officers say an Evansville man is in custody after a police pursuit. It started around 9:40 Wednesday morning. Investigators say a detective recognized a driver with a felony warrant on Evansville’s east side in a parking lot near Congress and Sycamore.

Officers tried to stop 42-year-old Christopher Swango, but he took off and side swiped a marked police car while leaving the parking lot. A few minutes later police say they called off the pursuit, but a minute later he was seen crashing into a car head on near Riverside and U.S. 41.

Law enforcement officials say Swango’s car was no longer drivable at this point. He started running towards the Riverside Antique Mall. Police were able to catch up with him. Swango is being checked at an area hospital before being taken to jail.

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