TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – A high speed chase lands one man in jail. It happened about 12:45 Wednesday morning in eastern Vigo County. The pursuit exceeded 100 miles an hour, and it put a man armed with a stolen shotgun behind bars.
Public safety is an officer’s main concern when a pursuit reaches those kinds of speeds. In this case, the timing of this pursuit and where it was located helped police make their arrest.
Vigo County sheriff’s deputies arrested Anthony Bose on charges of resisting arrest, receiving stolen property, and criminal recklessness. The chase started at Harlan Road and State Road 159 when a sergeant clocked Bose at 72 miles per hour. When he activated his lights, the officer said speeds exceeded 100 miles per hour. Police were able to set up stop sticks just north of Maryland Community Church on State Road 46. Bose then ran the light at I-70 and 46 before losing tire pressure on Margaret Avenue. It was there police implemented what’s called a “felony stop” on Bose.
“A felony stop is a condition that exists where the officers would stay back at their car and use the p-a microphone, and order the suspect out of the vehicle, order him face down on the ground. There would be multiple officers there, oftentimes with their weapon drawn,” said Vigo County Chief Deputy Clark Cottom.
Police tell us Bose used his vehicle to hit a deputy’s squad car in an attempt to escape. That deputy was not injured. Once the stop was made, Cottom said deputies located a shotgun that was stolen in a burglary in Gibson County, Indiana. They also found some marijuana in the car.