Two arrested after police chase in Francisco

Francisco Pursuit

FRANCISCO, IN (WFIE) - Two people are facing charges after a short police chase late Sunday night in Francisco.

Town Marshal Michael Collins says he tried to pull over a van for a registration violation, but the van sped off.

He says after a short chase, the van crash in the 800 block of W. School Street.

Police say the driver ran away, and hid in a camper.

Authorities were able to gain access to camper where they say 21-year-old Bryan Bennett from Francisco and 34-year-old Tara Owen from Owensville were arrested.

Bryan Bennett and Tara Owen (Source: Francisco, IN)
Bryan Bennett and Tara Owen (Source: Francisco, IN)

Police say they were taken to the Gibson County Jail on charges ranging from fleeing in a vehicle, fleeing on foot, possession of meth while in possession of a firearm, dealing synthetic drug, possession of marijuana, OWI refusal, theft, possession of schedule IV controlled substance, possession of firearm by serious violent felon, assisting a criminal, and reckless driving.

Francisco Police say they were helped by Oakland City Police and the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office.

Source: Francisco Police
Source: Francisco Police

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