Indiana State Police received multiple 911 calls regarding two vehicles driving aggressively along Interstate 65. The incident started near the 236 mile marker, which is 4 miles south of the Lowell exit, and continued south to the 230 mile marker. The vehicles were reported to be tailgating each other and changing their speeds at random. One of the vehicles, a 2018 black Kia, was being driven by Angel Colon, 51, of Greenwood, Indiana. The other vehicle, a 2004 tan Chevrolet, was being driven by Sherman Townsend, 44, of Vadnais Heights, Minnesota.
Preliminary investigation by Corporal Dan Avitia revealed that Mr. Colon was in possession of a black Taurus handgun, which he allegedly displayed during the incident. Mr. Colon was charged with Pointing a Firearm at Another Person. Additionally, Mr Townsend was found to have been in possession of a collapsible baton which he was alleged to have displayed. Mr. Townsend was charged with Aggressive Driving.
During the course of investigating this incident, it was discovered that a passenger in Mr. Townsend’s vehicle was in possession of Marijuana. Andrew Halvorson, 27, of St. Paul, Minnesota was charged with Possession of Marijuana.
The Indiana State Police would like to take the time to encourage all motorists who find themselves involved in a “road rage” type of scenario to look to disengage from the other vehicle as quickly as possible. This can safely be done by putting distance between yourself and the other vehicle or exiting at the nearest exit and waiting a few moments before re-entering the highway.