Suspect named in police chase crash in Jasper

Suspect named in police chase crash in Jasper
Published: Feb. 27, 2023 at 4:06 PM CST
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JASPER, Ind. (WFIE) - Jasper Police say the intersection of Newton and Schuetter Road is back open after being shut down because of a police chase crash Monday afternoon.

Jasper Police say they were dispatched to Walmart in reference to a theft that had just occurred around 4:30 p.m.

Officials say Walmart asset protection told police the suspect fled the store and gave dispatch the name and description of the suspect.

Police say while fleeing in their vehicle, the suspect eventually lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a city utility pole on Newton Street.

Officers say when they approached the vehicle they located the subject unconscious.

Police say the suspect was taken to the taken to the hospital after being extracted from the vehicle.

Tuesday, they said he’s 43-year-old Michael Webb of Otwell.

They say he’s in the hospital and will be charged with Theft, Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Criminal Recklessness, and Leaving the Scene of a Crash.