Police chase beginning in Boone County leads to arrest of Gary man


Police arrested a Gary man June 8 after he fled from officers in a two-county chase that began near Lebanon.

The chase began after the Boone County Communications Center received a call at about 8 p.m. regarding a road rage incident involving a suspect pointing a firearm at a victim in another vehicle driving southbound on I-65. Boone County deputies and Lebanon police officers attempted to pull over the suspect, Andrew Titus, near the Whitestown exit, but after starting to pull over onto the shoulder he sped up to evade officers.

Titus, 23, hit police stop sticks near the Zionsville exit, where he lost his right front tire. The suspect drove south on I-65 on the wheel rims before exiting at 38th street in Indianapolis. He continued along city streets until officers boxed him in at Meridian and Michigan streets, where he was taken into custody without incident.

Officers discovered that Titus had three outstanding warrants, including charges of strangulation and assault on a police officer. He was traveling in a stolen car out of Arizona. Officers took him to the Boone County jail, where he is charged with resisting law enforcement, possession of stolen property, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.

“The Boone County Communications Center did a fantastic job of keeping officers informed and up to speed in what was a very chaotic situation,” said Chris Burcham, a corporal with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. “The officers involved also did an excellent job communicating and working together to end this stop peacefully. A big thanks goes out to all involved for keeping our officers and the citizens of Boone and Marion County safe.”

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