Woman leads police on chase, rams GCSD vehicles

Thursday, April 4, 2019

A traffic stop for traveling left of center Wednesday evening resulted in an extensive chase through several Greene County towns and two people in Greene County Jail.

According to a press release issued by Greene County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Bobby Pierce, he attempted to initiate a traffic stop at 9:26 p.m. The driver, Brittany N. Knapp, was wanted on two outstanding warrants in Monroe County for possession of methamphetamine and dealing methamphetamine.

“After an initial traffic stop was conducted for driving left of center, Knapp lead law enforcement on a chase, which started just west of Bloomfield town limits, to Switz City, ending in Lawrence Hollow on Algood Drive,” Pierce wrote.

Knapp, 21, of Lawrence Hollow, reportedly struck two sheriff’s department vehicles in order to avoid arrest. She eventually wrecked the vehicle she was driving during the chase and fled the scene on foot.

“She was later located hiding in a closet inside a nearby residence,” Pierce wrote, noting the incident lasted until 10:05 p.m.

Knapp is facing preliminary charges of Level 6 felony resisting law enforcement, two counts Level 6 felony criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, two counts Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement, Class C misdemeanor reckless driving, three counts Class B misdemeanor failure to stop after an accident, Level 6 felony possession methamphetamine, Level 5 felony dealing methamphetamine, Level 6 felony possession of a syringe, Class C misdemeanor possession paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor possession controlled substance, Level 6 felony identity deception and two counts of Level 6 felony criminal confinement.

Mathew Harmon faces preliminary charges of Level 6 felony possession of methamphetamine, Level 6 felony possession of a syringe and Level 6 felony obstruction of justice.

A passenger is noted as not being a suspect.

Other departments assisting at the scene include Bloomfield Police Department, Worthington Police Department, Linton Police Department, Indiana State Police and Greene County Ambulance Service.

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