break-in ends in high speed chase
At 3:35 a.m. on Monday, October 22, Ripley County dispatched
an illegal residential entry at the home of Leonard Nobbe on 11453
N CR 50 W, Batesville, and that the suspect was being held at gunpoint
by the homeowner. Batesville officers Danny Hamilton and Dave Abel
responded to assist Ripley County Deputy Abe Hildebrand with the
Officer Hamilton was first on the scene and took the suspect identified
as Carson R. Back of Batesville in custody. He handcuffed him and
placed him in the cage of his police car. While Officer Hamilton
was assisting Deputy Hildebrand, the suspect managed to escape from
the cage and stole the police car.
Officer Abel had just arrived and both officers pursued the stolen
car throughout northern Ripley County then west on I-74 to New Point
where Carson lost control in a parking lot near 850 E and SR 46.
During the pursuit stop sticks were deployed by Sheriff Tom Grills
and Deputy Steve Sullivan, flattening the left front tire of the
stolen car. The chase ended at 4:19 a.m.
Carson was taken into custody and transported to the Ripley County
Numerous felony charges will be filed in connection to the incident.
They include: residential entry, auto theft, escape and resisting
law enforcement by fleeing.
The police car had some damage to the left front quarter panel and
wheel and was taken to Tri-County Body Shop.
Other agencies involved in the pursuit in addition to Batesville
Police were the Ripley County Sheriff's Office, Franklin County
Sheriff's Dept., Decatur County Sheriff's Dept., Greensburg Police
and the Indiana State Police.
Fortunately there were no injuries in this incident.