A Michigan City Man and two others were arrested after a high-speed police pursuit in Whitley and Kosciusko counties.
At around 7:00am Sunday morning, several troopers from the Fort Wayne Post became involved in a high speed vehicle pursuit. The pursuit began after a trooper Reed had attempted to stop a Nissan Sentra passenger car traveling at over 90 mph westbound on US30, just west of Columbia City, in Whitley County. The driver, later identified as 37 year old Devonte Devon Perkins, of Michigan City, chose to speed off rather than pullover, and then attempted to evade officers from multiple agencies for nearly 30 miles into Kosciusko County, at times with speeds well over 115 mph. After the pursuit entered into Kosciusko County on US30, pursuit de-escalation tactics were attempted with stop sticks deployed by troopers at an intersection, near Pierceton. One tire was successfully struck, but Perkin’s vehicle was not completely disabled, and he continued to flee. The damaged tire eventually came off the rim. At one point along US30, passengers in Perkin’s vehicle were observed allegedly throwing items from the vehicle, which when recovered, turned out to be two handguns.
The pursuit entered into Warsaw, and officers from the Warsaw Police, the Kosciusko Sheriff Department, along with more troopers from the ISP Bremen Post, became involved as well. The Warsaw Police Department blocked intersections ahead of the pursuit and then continued de-escalation attempts with multiple stop stick deployments.
The de-escalation efforts proved successful, and the pursuit ended just west of Warsaw at around 7:40am. All three occupants were placed under arrest. The other two that were arrested were identified as 37 year old Jahnesha Annette Thompson and 32 year old Terrell Yusef Morrow Jr., both from South Bend. Both Perkins and Morrow were found to have active arrest warrants.