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20-mile police chase ends at dead end with gunshots, deputy hit by car

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Police said Daniel Holloway, 23, was driving the vehicle. (Source: Harrison County Detention Center) Police said Daniel Holloway, 23, was driving the vehicle. (Source: Harrison County Detention Center)
Ian Goebel, 30 (Source: Harrison County Detention Center) Ian Goebel, 30 (Source: Harrison County Detention Center)
Rachel Kirkham, 25 (Source: Harrison County Detention Center) Rachel Kirkham, 25 (Source: Harrison County Detention Center)
The suspects' car was towed from the scene Monday morning. The suspects' car was towed from the scene Monday morning.

Above map shows a rough estimate of the route vehicles took during the pursuit.

VALEENE, IN (WAVE) – A cross-county police chase goes on for 20 miles before ending with an injured deputy and two suspects sustaining gunshot wounds, according to Indiana State Police (ISP).

After the chase, investigators found ingredients to make meth in the suspects' car.

Investigators report the vehicle pursuit was started by the Harrison County Sheriff's Department in Palmyra near the intersection of Main Street (US 150) and Greene Street (US 135) just before 2 a.m. Monday.

Police said they noticed a car take off from the intersection at a high rate of speed and followed it, checking the license plate through the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Harrison County Deputy Michael Andry found the plate did not match the car. As he attempted to pull the vehicle over, the driver made efforts to evade the deputy.

According to police, the pursuit traveled west on US 150 through Washington County and into Orange County, where it reached Rego. But it didn't stop there, as the suspect driving, Daniel Ray Holloway, 23, of Leavenworth, Indiana, turned south onto county roads and kept going until he turned west at a dead end on County Road 820 South. The total chase went on for about 20 miles.

When the suspects realized they were faced with a dead end, police said the driver turned the car around and faced a deputy vehicle.

The deputy got out of his car and ordered the suspects, at gunpoint, to exit their vehicle, according to police.

Investigators said Holloway did not stop, however, but continued toward the deputy, who fired his weapon three times through the windshield. Holloway was hit in both hands and the front-seat passenger, Ian Goebel, 30, of Depauw, Indiana, was struck in the abdomen, according to a police report.

That did not slow down the suspect's vehicle, which went on to hit Deputy Andry, throwing him onto the hood of his patrol car, police said. The deputy was transported to the Harrison County Hospital where he was treated for leg and back injuries and has since been released.

An Indiana Conservation Officer was in his car behind the deputy and blocked the suspects' car, succeeding in getting Holloway, Goebel and a third suspect, Rachel Kirkham, 25, of Corydon, Indiana out of their vehicle and taking them into custody without further incident, according to police.

Both suspects who sustained gunshot wounds were transported to University Hospital. Their conditions are not known but police said their injuries are not life-threatening.

During their investigation, ISP troopers found "precursors to manufacture methamphetamine" in a backpack in the suspects' car. Police said no actual meth lab was found, however.

Charges are pending against the suspects involved in the incident.

ISP was assisted during the investigation by the Orange and Harrison County Sheriff's Departments.

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