Indiana man leads police on chase across two states — while driving farm tractor

SHARE Indiana man leads police on chase across two states — while driving farm tractor

He might have had a better chance of getting away from the police if he wasn’t driving a farm tractor with a top speed of 18 miles per hour. But Decatur, Ind. police say they chased Dustin D. Clouse for nearly two hours and then crossed into Ohio, where the low-speed pursuit finally ended, reports.

Around 7:30 p.m., the Adam’s County Sheriff’s Department said officers responded to Third Street in Decatur on a report of vandalism. When they pulled up, police found a man who they said drove away from the area on a tractor. They tried to get him to pull over but said he refused.

Police tried to use stop sticks — which worked — but Clouse kept driving with either flat or completely gone tires.

Clouse was eventually forced to stop due to “mechanical problems,” but was only removed from the tractor once a deputy used his Taser.

This was an unusual pursuit, we are happy that no one from the public, Mr. Clouse, or law enforcement was injured, stated Sheriff Grey, law enforcement agencies from both states worked well together to bring this to a safe conclusion.


The Latest
The four Northwestern educators are charged with obstructing police during the protest. Those arrested questioned the timing and the potential chilling effect on academic freedom.
Monday’s storms knocked down transmission towers and scattered wires across Interstate 55 near Channahon.
King Arthur already had a robust mail-order business, which makes up 30% of its sales, and it’s been sharing recipes and baking tips online for years.
Here are a few ways you can tweak your diet to help eat your way to a calorie deficit, or at least make it harder to go overboard on them.
An unidentified man was walking on Lower Wacker Drive near State Street when he was struck.