Loogootee Police Chase

On Thursday, Loogootee Police was advised of a reckless driver coming into town on Hwy 50. Vehicle was a silver Jeep Cherokee. Captain Hennette located the vehicle. Driver almost struck two vehicles while turning south on US 231.Captain Hennette activated his emergency lights and siren, and the driver failed to stop. The driver proceeded to travel on US 231 south at speeds of 75 to 85 mph. Chief Rayhill and Trooper Beaver caught up to the pursuit just south of Whitfield. Driver proceeded into Haysville. Dubois Co. deputies laid out spike strips, but the driver eluded them. Driver turned east onto Hwy 56. Pursuit continued into Cuzco. Driver attempted to turn onto Cuzco Rd and failed to make the turn and crashed into a ditch. Driver exited the vehicle and placed a knife to his throat. Officers ordered the male to drop the knife, but he refused. A Dubois Co. deputy was able to get close enough to the male to deploy his taser. The male then dropped the knife and was taken into custody. Pursuit was 26 miles and went through two counties. Loogootee Police arrested Casey J. Skelton,27 of Lynnville. Skelton was charged with possession of methamphetamine, criminal reckless, reckless driving, possession of a legend drug, resisting arrest with a vehicle and resisting arrest with a deadly weapon. Loogootee Police were assisted by the ISP, Martin Co.Sheriffs Department, Dubois County Sheriff Department and Indiana Conservation. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.