SUBJECT: Wanted Felon Flees Arrest in a Stolen Vehicle
RELEASE NUMBER: 2020-NR-008
CONTACT: Col. Noah Robinson / Sgt. Kurt Althoff
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
An Evansville man wanted on a probation revocation warrant fled from deputies in a stolen vehicle earlier this afternoon.
On Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 12:32 PM Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force as well as members of the Evansville Police Department and Indiana State Police attempted to conduct a felony traffic stop at Southeast Riverside Drive and Chandler Avenue.
The driver and sole occupant, Zachary Tyler Young, was known to have a felony petition to revoke probation warrant out of Vanderburgh County and was driving a stolen vehicle. Upon attempting to stop the vehicle, Young fled at a high rate of speed. The pursuit continued onto Pollack Avenue and headed east, later entering Warrick County.
Young lost control of the vehicle in the 5900 block of Willowbrook Court, around one-half mile east of Angel Mounds State Historic Site. The vehicle drove through several residential yards before coming to a stop. Young continued to resist arrest as he was pulled from the vehicle.
After Young was taken into custody, deputies and officers located forty (40) grams of suspected synthetic cannabinoids and 1.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine. Young was treated at an area hospital for injuries sustained during the arrest and later lodged in the Vanderburgh County Jail.
Zachary Tyler Young (pictured above), 24, of Evansville. Resisting Law Enforcement as a Level 6 Felony, Resisting Law Enforcement as a Class A Misdemeanor, Theft of a Motor Vehicle as a Level 6 Felony, Reckless Driving as a Class A Misdemeanor, Possession of Methamphetamine as a Level 6 Felony, Possession of Synthetic Cannabinoids as a Class A Misdemeanor, Driving with a Suspended License as a Class A Misdemeanor
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