Accident – Death – Obituary News : Winchester Man Arrested on Multiple Felony Charges Following Police Pursuit in Wayne County
Wayne County, Ind. – A Winchester man was apprehended this week on various felony charges after a high-speed chase in Wayne County. The Indiana State Police reported that a trooper attempted to pull over a Honda CRV near Ridge Street and Northwest K Street in Richmond due to an equipment violation.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as 34-year-old Dylan Thompson, attempted to flee from the trooper at a high rate of speed. Thompson eventually stopped the car and continued to evade the police on foot, running through residential yards. Meanwhile, a female passenger remained inside the vehicle and was detained by the troopers.
After receiving assistance from the Richmond Police Department, the trooper located Thompson at a nearby residence and successfully apprehended him without any further incidents.
During an open air sniff of the Honda CRV, a K9 unit from the Richmond police provided a positive indication that narcotics might be present inside the vehicle. As a result, officers conducted a thorough search and discovered multiple small bags containing methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, several cell phones, and over $1,000 in cash.
Thompson was taken into custody and transported to the Wayne County Jail. He now faces several preliminary charges, including a level 2 felony for dealing methamphetamine, a level 3 felony for possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 felony for habitual traffic violator, a level 6 felony for resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, and misdemeanor charges for resisting law enforcement, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of paraphernalia.
In a surprising turn of events, Thompson was charged with an additional felony when jail staff allegedly discovered 24 grams of methamphetamine inside his cell. The Indiana State Police accused Thompson of collaborating with another inmate to smuggle the narcotics into the county jail. Consequently, he now faces a level 5 felony for trafficking with an inmate.
The arrest of Dylan Thompson highlights the relentless efforts of law enforcement agencies to combat drug-related crimes in Wayne County. The Indiana State Police, in collaboration with the Richmond Police Department, remain committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of the community by apprehending individuals involved in drug trafficking and other criminal activities.
The investigation into this case is ongoing, and authorities encourage anyone with additional information to come forward and assist in the process. The Indiana State Police also remind the public to report any suspicious activities or individuals that may be involved in drug-related offenses. Together, we can create a safer environment for all residents of Wayne County..