LAKE COUNTY, Ind. – Two men landed in the Porter County Jail Thursday after crashing a car in a pursuit on I-94, according to Indiana State Police.
At about 3:00 p.m., troopers attempted to stop a white Chrysler 300 on I-94 that had been reported stolen out of Chicago on Sept. 9. Troopers initiated a traffic stop as the vehicle exited I-94 onto State Road 49 in Chesterton; however, the driver failed to stop and fled.
The driver made a U-turn and got back onto I-94 and drove westbound at a high rate of speed. As the pursuit approached the Burns Harbor exit, the driver made a sudden evasive maneuver from the middle lane of the interstate and attempted to take the exit onto U.S. 20. The driver failed to negotiate the curve and traveled off the roadway into the grass where it crashed.
Two men were seen running away from the vehicle into nearby woods. Officers from several agencies arrived at the scene.
A perimeter was established and both subjects eventually exited the wooded area and surrendered without further incident.
Julius A. Statham, 35, from Chicago, IL was arrested for theft- vehicle, resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, and resisting law enforcement.
Ka’darrius T. Roach, 28, from Miami, FL was arrested for resisting law enforcement.