Twenty-four year old Tanner Grove, was sentenced for his crimes for a February 2, 2017, crash that resulted in the death of Justin Dean. He was convicted of Resisting Law Enforcement Causing Death. The Court imposed a 12 year sentence with 10 years executed in the Indiana Department of Correction and 2 years suspended. Grove was also ordered to serve 2 years probation upon his release. On February 2, 2017, Tanner Grove used a vehicle to flee from a Nappanee Police officer who had attempted to initiate a traffic stop. During the pursuit, Tanner Grove crashed in St. Joseph County, just north of the Marshall County/St. Joseph County line in the Hershberger Ditch. A passenger in the vehicle, Justin Dean, was taken to the hospital and later passed away from injuries sustained in the crash. Because of that fatality, the St. Joseph County Fatal Crash Team (FACT) was called, per protocol, to handle the investigation.
January 24th, 2018|Local News|