SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind.–In a police chase that went across two counties Thursday, officers caught up to and arrested a man who had several warrants out for his arrest.
Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom said a Sullivan County deputy was going south on county road 200 east near Farmersburg when a white Chevy Silverado sideswiped the deputy’s patrol car. They have identified the driver of the Silverado as Jeffrey Frakes, 48, of Huntingburg.
Police say the deputy pulled Frakes over and Frakes was initially cooperative, but right before the deputy could arrest Frakes, Frakes sped off. That started a chase that went into Vigo County. Frakes ditched the car on Laforge Street and ran into the woods.
With the help of a Terre Haute City police K-9, police say they were able to catch Frakes about a half-mile east of the abandoned car. They also say the K-9 bit Frakes during the chase. Frakes was taken to a hospital to be treated for the dog bite. After that, he was taken to the Sullivan County Jail.
Frakes was booked on charges of resisting law enforcement, possession of a syringe, and possession of marijuana (all Level 6 felonies). He’s also being charged with a Level 2 felony count of dealing methamphetamine, plus a Class B misdemeanor of leaving the scene of an accident.
Frakes was also booked on outstanding Dubois County warrant charges of child fondling, petition to revoke probation (dealing meth), and assault-strangulation.