2 arrested after police pursuit spans Kosciusko, Noble counties


A police pursuit spanned two counties early Sunday morning and ended with two people under arrest, according to Indiana State Police. 

Around 12:30 a.m., state police said Trooper Jon Price was on County Road 900 North in Kosciusko County when he was nearly struck by a vehicle that turned onto the road and crossed the center line.

State police said Price was in a fully marked police car and turned around to go after the vehicle. 

Investigators said the vehicle, driven by Timothy Criswell, 36, Wolcottville, turned into a driveway and Price followed. Price attempted to stop the vehicle but Criswell took off through the yard, according to ISP. Price spotted the driver throw something out the window which was later found and suspected to be methamphetamine. 

Criswell fled from Price and ended up in Noble County near Lake Wawasee. State police said the pursuit ended when Criswell crashed into a wooden fence at Long Lake Road and County Road 300 North. 

Criswell has been initially charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a syringe, possession of paraphernalia, obstruction of justice, resiting law enforcement with a vehicle, reckless driving, and operating while intoxicated. He was also arrested on three outstanding warrants out of LaGrange County and two warrants out of Noble County. 

Criswell was taken to the Kosciusko County Jail.

His passenger, Brandi Sowers, 20, Elkhart, was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Goshen. She was taken to the Noble County Jail.

State police was assisted by the Syracuse Police Department, Cromwell Police Department, and Albion Police Department. 

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