North Vernon men arrested after stolen car chase in Brownstown

Damion C.A. Patton. Photo courtesy of Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

Two North Vernon men were arrested after a winding high speed chase through rural Jackson County in a stolen car Tuesday.

Brownstown police noticed the car, that had just been reported stolen out of Jennings County, driving in their town at about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday evening. When police tried to stop the vehicle, the driver instead sped off down U.S. 50 toward Seymour, before turning around and heading back to Brownstown. The driver then headed toward Vallonia, back to Brownstown, then Courtland, and again back to Brownstown.

Eventually Brownstown officers used a maneuver to spin the car off the road into a field. The driver, 22-year-old Damion Patton is being accused of auto theft, resisting officers, driving while suspended, reckless driving at high speed and criminal mischief.

Taylor L. Wade

The passenger, 23 year old Taylor L. Wade is facing a charge of auto theft.

They were booked into the Jackson County Jail early Wednesday morning.