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1 in jail after pursuit

1 in jail after pursuit 1 in jail after pursuit

At about 9 a.m. last Tuesday, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department responded to a possible burglary in progress in the 4900 block of South State Road 37, English. Once officers arrived at the address, they found a blue 2007 Chevrolet at the scene that was reported as stolen from Floyd County.

As officers approached the vehicle, the driver put the vehicle in gear, struck an unoccupied Indiana State Police car and fled the scene.

Crawford County deputies then began pursuing the vehicle, which fled onto eastbound Interstate 64 at the 94-mile marker.

The pursuit continued east on I-64, at times reaching speeds of 104 miles per hour.

At the 100-mile marker, the fleeing vehicle ran over tire deflation devices (stop sticks) that had been set out by officers. The vehicle continued to flee for a short distance until it crashed off the roadway.

Anthony T. Rainbolt, 29, the vehicle’s driver, was taken to University Hospital in Louisville for treatment of injuries he sustained in the crash.

Further investigation revealed that Rainbolt had an active warrant from Floyd County for failure to appear on the original charge of illegally carrying a handgun.