North Vernon man arrested after 120+ mph police chase

Kenneth C. Redkey. Photo courtesy of Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.

A driver is facing a slew of charges after a police chase in Jennings County.

According to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, the incident started at 11:51 a.m. Monday morning when a deputy tried to pull over a speeding vehicle on North Base Road.

Instead of stopping, the driver took off passing other drivers and sideswiping another vehicle. The chase continued north into Decatur County at speeds of up to 120 mph. During the chase, deputies discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Jennings County. A tire deflation device was used to end the chase, and the driver jumped out of the vehicle and tried to run away. Police dog Axel grabbed onto the man as he ran through a pasture and into the woods.

43-year-old Kenneth C. Redkey of North Vernon was taken into custody on charges including possessing a stolen vehicle, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and on foot, reckless driving and for possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Photo courtesy of Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.