Suspect in Gibson Co. chase identified; two others arrested on drug charges

Suspect in Gibson Co. chase identified; two others arrested on drug charges
Jeffrey Siekman. (Source: Gibson Co. Jail)

GIBSON CO., IN (WFIE) - The name of the man suspected of leading authorities on a wild chase in Gibson County has been released.

Princeton Police tell us the chase started Wednesday morning after a disturbance call near the bowling alley.

They say the chase went all over Gibson County and into Pike County.

We’re told it then went back into Gibson County and ended in Oakland City.

Police say the car involved in the chase was found, but the driver, identified as 46-year-old Jeffrey Siekman, was gone.

Siekman was later found and taken into custody at a home in the 12000 block of East 100 South.

Oakland City University and East Gibson Schools were under lockdown while authorities looked for Siekman.

After Siekman was taken into custody, deputies talked to the residents of the home where he was caught, 41-year-old Andrew Rottet and 37-year-old Emily Dersch. They were subsequently arrested on various drug charges.

They have both since posted $750 bail and are out of jail.

The sheriff’s office says charges are still pending against Siekman and he is not currently in jail.

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