(LaPorte County, IN) - Police recovered a stolen vehicle following a chase Thursday afternoon.
Around 4:15 p.m., an Indiana State Police trooper in Michigan City detected a vehicle on the road with plates that did not match. The driver of the black Jeep Grand Cherokee sped away, leading the trooper on a chase down Franklin Street, then onto westbound I-94. The Jeep exited at State Road 49, then entered the Indiana Toll Road, where it hit stop sticks put out by other officers. The chase continued westbound until a flat tire disabled the Jeep near Portage.
The Jeep was reported stolen out of Plainfield, Illinois as part of an alleged Facebook scam. The driver, 23-year-old Keyvon Johnson of Park Forest, Illinois, was taken back to LaPorte County Jail and charged with Theft, Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest with a Vehicle, and Possession of Marijuana.
Police say it was not Johnson’s first time fleeing from police in a vehicle.