Elizabethtown man accused of multiple wrecks in stolen Jeep

An Elizabethtown man is being accused of crashing a stolen SUV multiple times on State Road 7.

Bartholomew County deputies say that 29-year-old Brandon Dye of Elizabethtown was driving a Jeep that had been reported stolen from Jennings County Tuesday afternoon, when he struck two vehicles and a motorcycle on State Road 7. Deputies were called to the motorcycle crash at about 5:16 p.m. near the intersection of State Road 7 and County Road 525E.

Dye then pulled into a gas station on State Road 7 and U.S. 31, striking a parked vehicle before running from the scene into a field, according to police reports.

A sheriff’s department police dog tracked Dye down, finding him in a nearby home.

Two motorists were taken to Columbus Regional Hospital to be treated for their injuries.

Dye was arrested on preliminary charges including three counts of leaving the scene of an accident, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident with injury, intimidation with a deadly weapon, possession of stolen property, possession of paraphernalia, intimidation of law enforcement and resisting law enforcement.

Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.