Pair Face Charges After Fleeing from Trooper

Two Lawrence County residents were jailed on multiple charges after fleeing from an Indiana State State Police Trooper in Martin County over the weekend.

Police at the Jasper Post say just after 1:30 Sunday afternoon, a trooper was patrolling US Highway 50 just west of Shoals when he noticed a car traveling at a high rate of speed and without a license plate.

After an attempted traffic stop, Police say the vehicle accelerated out of sight and was not immediately located. The trooper believed that the driver had turned onto Peeks Road off of US 50.

The trooper then drove to Sanders Lane, both of which are dead end roads, and waited to see if the car would return towards the highway.

Moments later, the car approached on Sanders Lane. The trooper activated his emergency lights again and blocked the car from driving around him.
Police say the driver, 24-year old Jeremiah Zollman of Bedford, was immediately placed into custody without incident.

Jeremiah Zollman

Jeremiah Zollman

Miranda Houston

Miranda Houston

A search of Zollman’s car found drug paraphernalia and marijuana tucked between the car’s seats in a location that both Zollman and his passenger, 23- year old Miranda Houston of Mitchell, could’ve had access to it.

Zollman was charged with Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle. Zollman and Houston both face multiple drug charges.

They were lodged in the Martin County Jail without incident.

Indiana State Police were assisted by deputies with the Martin County Sheriff’s Department.

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