DATE: Thursday, December 16, 2016
SUBJECT: Driver Flees from Deputies, Apprehended by Canine
RELEASE NUMBER: 2016- NR-102
CONTACT: Lt. Doug Daza
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Friday, December 16th at 12 PM, a canine handler with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff' s Office and Joint Narcotics Task Force attempted to stop a suspect in the area of Columbia St. and 2nd Ave. for a narcotics investigation.
The suspect, later identified as Adra Armstead, fled from deputies on foot to his nearby vehicle. Once in his vehicle, Armstead led deputies on a short pursuit before running a stop sign at 1st Ave. and Delaware St. and crashing into another vehicle. Armstead then attempted to run from the crash on foot, but was apprehended by a canine a short distance away.
The other driver involved in the crash sustained non-life threating injuries and was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated for treatment. Armstead was also taken to the hospital for treatment as a result of the canine bite. He was later transported to the Vanderburgh County Jail and booked on the charges listed below.
Dealing Methamphetamine, Resisting Law Enforcement, and possibly other charges to follow
Adra Armstead, 37, B/M, Evansville, IN
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