Two facing charges after three-county police chase

Otha T. Bryant. Photo courtesy of Jackson County Jail.

Two Freetown residents were arrested yesterday afternoon after a three-county chase by authorities.

According to Indiana State Police reports, a trooper tried to pull over a vehicle in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 near Seymour for a traffic stop. But the driver sped away, first exiting onto State Road 11 into Bartholomew County, crossing U.S. 31 then east into Jennings County. After being chased onto county roads, the vehicle eventually became disabled and stopped in on County Road 1000 West in northwestern Jennings County.

A search of the vehicle revealed methamphetamine inside.

The driver, 38-year-old Otha T. Bryant was arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement in a Vehicle, Possession of Methamphetamine, Criminal Recklessness with a Vehicle, Reckless Driving, and Driving While Suspended.

Rachel Violet Taylor Fagan. Photo courtesy of Jackson County Jail.

A passenger, 28-year-old Rachel V. Fagan was arrested on charges of Resisting Law Enforcement in a Vehicle, and Possession of Methamphetamine.

Both were also wanted on outstanding warrants.

Indiana State Police were assisted by the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, and Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.