Driver charged for aiding in vehicle pursuit, shooting


STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Steuben County Sherrif’s detectives charged a man said to be the driver in a Thursday morning incident involving a shotgun that was fired at another vehicle during a pursuit, according to the Steuben County Sherrif’s Department.

Police responded to the area of CR 20 N near CR 100 E in Steuben County’s rural Pleasant Township at 2:30 a.m. Thursday on report of a person who was shot at while driving.

The victim told police he was pursued by a vehicle just before 1 a.m. after a verbal altercation in the parking lot of an Angola store and that his vehicle was struck by a shotgun blast, according to investigators.

Harlee David Zeigler, 22, of Butler, has been charged with a felony count of aiding in criminal recklessness involving a firearm.

Investigators said Zeigler drove the vehicle that the shots were fired from. The shooter, 22-year-old Derek Bryner of Butler, was arrested Thursday.

Ziegler is currently held in Steuben County Jail without bond on unrelated charges and is expected to appear in court on Monday for an initial hearing on the new offense.

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