Elkhart man arrested after stealing 2 vehicles during a police chase

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Multiple police agencies worked together to arrest an Elkhart man that lead police on a pursuit and foot chase.

According to Indiana State Police, at 2:25 p.m. Friday, a trooper tried to pull over a black Toyota that was reported stolen from the Goshen area. The Toyota sped away from the trooper, who had his lights and sirens on, and lead him on a pursuit.

The chase quickly entered a field where the Toyota eventually became stuck in a ditch. The driver, Nicholas Myers, 23 of Elkhart, fled on foot. The passenger, Treyvon Mitchell, 22 of Elkhart, obeyed the trooper’s commands and stayed at the scene. 

After further investigation, officers found suspected methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana in the Toyota. 

Soon after a black Ford was reported stolen in the 53000 block of Pleasant Ridge. With help from citizen’s tips, it was determined that Meyers had been in the area. 

The investigation lead officers to the Parke Place Estates where the stolen Ford was recovered. Myers then lead troopers and Elkhart Police officers in a foot chase. He was eventually located in a shed and taken into custody at the 25000 block of Rex St. around 7:00 p.m. Friday. 

Myers was arrested and preliminarily charged with two counts of Motor vehicle theft, resisting law enforcement, leaving the scene of a crash, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a narcotic, and possession of marijuana. He is now in custody at the Elkhart County Jail.  

The passenger, Treyvon Mitchell was arrested for a preliminary charge of Possession of Methamphetamine and was also taken to the Elkhart County Jail.

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