Batesville 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 call.

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 Jail.

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.