A central Indiana man is facing multiple charges, including Attempted Murder, after shooting at a Martin County Sheriff’s deputy this past weekend near Shoals.
Authorities say at around 5 o’clock Saturday morning 30-year-old James Maple the Third of Indianapolis rammed a deputy’s patrol car when he was about to be arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Lawrence County.
During the resulting chase, the deputy lost sight of Maple on Mill Road.
While the deputy was speaking to the driver of a passing car, Maple allegedly fired shots at the deputy while hiding under a tree in the yard of a nearby home.
The deputy left the area until additional officers could arrive.
Police later received information that Maple was in a mobile home two miles from where he was last seen.
Police used an armored vehicle to ram the mobile home multiple times to get Maple to come out.
A search of Maple’s vehicle turned up a large amount of methamphetamine and marijuana and over $4,000 in cash.
More cash totaling nearly $2,000 was found in Maple’s possession.
Maple was arrested on 10 charges, including Attempted Murder and Dealing in Meth, and on the Lawrence County warrant.
The two occupants of the mobile home, 28-year-old Amy Qualkenbush and 29-year-old Dustin Holt of Shoals, were arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine.