Deputies searching for stolen vehicle; Suspect believed to be armed and dangerous

Note: This story has been updated.

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office is asking you to be on the lookout for an SUV stolen from a Taylorsville restaurant yesterday morning and a driver who is believed to be armed and dangerous.

According to reports from the sheriff’s office, a deputy tried to stop a vehicle headed northbound on Interstate 65 near the Edinburgh exit at about 3:30 a.m. yesterday morning. The car had been identified as one used in an armed robbery in Nashville, Tennessee.

But instead of stopping, the driver took off heading down U.S. 31 to Lowell Road before turning north again. Police used stop sticks to deflate the tires at U.S. 31 and County Road 500N, but the driver kept going.

Eventually, the vehicle crashed, rolling several times about four miles north of the Edinburgh exit. The suspects that had been inside, then ran from the scene.

One, a 16-year-old juvenile sought assistance at a nearby residence where he was arrested. He was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for treatment of injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

A search continued for the second suspect, who allegedly stole an SUV from the Waffle House in Taylorsville. He is described a black man wearing a black shirt, jeans and a grey knit hat. He is allegedly carrying a .45 caliber handgun.

The missing vehicle is a white, 2016 Kia Sportage with license plate GCW271.

If you see the vehicle or suspect do not approach them. Instead, call law enforcement immediately.

Photo of similar vehicle provided by Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.