Shelby County — Indiana state police parallel and many other police agency of Shelby and Decatur county it was involvement of be tracking of be Stolen school bus Tuesday In the morning, they finally arrested a suspect in a field in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, a suspect later identified as Chad Avery Murdoch, 32, stole a school bus from the Cincinnati area and led police from multiple Indiana police departments for nearly an hour. Chasing, after which the bus got stuck. The sergeant said he was arrested. Indiana State Police spokesman Stephen Wheels. State police said the bus driver was doing a practice run on the line and when he got off the bus, the suspect got in and drove the bus.
Ohio investigators told the Indiana State Police Versailles Post that a yellow 2021 school bus was stolen and driven west on Interstate 74 near Batesville, Ripley County, Indiana, Wheels said. I was informed that I was being tracked. Wheels said a Batesville Police Department officer and two Indiana State Police officers spotted the vehicle and pursued it as it entered Decatur County.
Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop for vehicles. Wiles said Murdoch, the only suspect in the car, did not stop the bus and fled from officers. The vehicle eventually left the road and entered numerous fields and gardens. The bus traveled on numerous county roads, U.S. Route 421, and State Route 9 during the chase. As the bus entered Shelby County, a number of police officers from multiple stations joined in pursuit.
Police officers were eventually able to successfully activate the tire deflator, which eventually deflated the bus’s tires. At about 11:15 a.m., police corralled the bus as it was traveling through another field, and Murdoch stopped the bus near County Route 25E, just south of Shelbyville. Mr Wheels said Mr Murdoch was then taken into custody without incident.
At least three police vehicles were damaged in the chase when they collided with a bus. Several fields and gardens were also damaged during the chase.
Neither Murdoch nor the police involved were injured in the incident.
Murdoch was transferred to the Decatur County Jail, where he was incarcerated on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, vehicular recklessness, possession of stolen property, and criminal mischief. He could also be charged extra, Wheels said.
SHELBY COUNTY — Indiana State Police are investigating after a suspect was taken into custody after the bus was stopped after chasing a stolen school bus through Decatur and Shelby counties.
The sergeant said several police vehicles and items were damaged during the chase. Stephen Wheels, spokesman for the Indiana State Police. No injuries have been reported.
This story will be updated.