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Driver Arrested after Fleeing Traffic Stop in a Stolen Truck

DATE: Saturday, March 23, 2019
SUBJECT: Driver Arrested after Fleeing Traffic Stop in a Stolen Truck
RELEASE NUMBER: 2019-NR-014
CONTACT: Major Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding 

An Evansville man is in custody after fleeing from the Sheriff's Office in a stolen pick-up truck.

On Friday, March 22, 2019 at 12:27 AM the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop of a red 1993 Chevrolet pick-up truck near the intersection of W. Franklin St and N. Fulton Av. Prior to approaching the vehicle, the deputy received notification that the vehicle had been reported stolen to the Evansville Police Department.

As the deputy awaited the arrival of additional deputies to assist, the driver looked back at the deputy and then drove off. The driver fled north on First Avenue, eventually entering an ally off Columbia Street behind Sam`s Food Mart. The driver then exited the truck and fled north on foot as the truck was still rolling forward. The unoccupied vehicle struck several trash cans and some fencing before coming to a stop.

The suspect then ran north toward Columbia Street as the deputy pursued on foot. The suspect hid briefly behind a large dumpster before fleeing again. The deputy began to overtake the suspect and ordered him to get on the ground or be tased. The driver complied and lay down on the ground where he was handcuffed without further incident.

The driver was identified as Mr. Christopher James Debose. Mr. Debose was housed in the Vanderburgh County Jail where he is currently being held without bond.

ARRESTED:

 

Christopher James Debose (pictured above), 25, of Evansville.  Auto Theft as a Level 6 Felony, Resisting Law Enforcement as a Level 6 Felony, Resisting Law Enforcement as a Class A Misdemeanor, Leaving the Scene of an Accident as a Class B Misdemeanor, Theft as a Class A Misdemeanor.

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