Bartholomew County residents arrested after car chase ends in Scott County

Ryan Andrew Moody; Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police
Audrey Fay Crank; Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police

Two area residents were arrested after a 10 mile pursuit that crossed county lines.

Indiana State Police say that around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, a Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy advised he was northbound on I-65 near the 18 mile marker and behind a car that was reported stolen earlier in the day out of Bartholomew County. When the Deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, the car sped up as the driver tried to flee. Numerous officers were in the area and joined in the pursuit including officers from the Indiana State Police and the Clarksville Police Department.

ISP says the car continued north on I-65 and into Scott County, eluding officers attempts to use Stop Sticks along the way. The passenger was also observed throwing an unknown substance out of the passenger window of the car. Realizing the car was equipped with a subscription-based navigation and security service, Indiana State Police Dispatch contacted the service and requested the vehicle be remotely disabled. Once the vehicle was disabled, it began to slow down and safely stopped on the side of the road. After officers detained both occupants, they reported finding meth and paraphernalia inside the car.

The driver, 40-year-old Ryan Andrew Moody, of Columbus, and his passenger, 20-year-old Audrey Fay Crank, of Hope, were taken into custody and booked into the Clark County Jail. They are both charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia. Moody is also charged with Auto Theft and Reckless Driving.