FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — A man with several warrants out for his arrest was captured late Wednesday morning after leading police on a high-speed chase and trying to evade them by hiding in a field after his tires were flattened.
Just before 11:15 a.m. detective with the Fort Wayne Police Department said they tried to pull over a vehicle being driven by 28-year-old Alexander Turner at the intersection of South Anthony Boulevard and McKee Street.
Detectives said they learned that Turner had several felony fugitive warrants out of Whitley County.
Officers say Turner refused to pull over and led police on a high-speed chase throughout Southeast Fort Wayne and Southern Allen County.
FWPD says an officer was able to get ahead of the chase and deploy stop sticks on Adams Center Road which deflated one of the vehicle tires and caused the chase to end at the intersection of Wilson Lane.
After that, police say Turner ran away and hid in a nearby wooded area.
Officers said they used K9 units and air drones to locate Turner.
Turner was arrested and booked into the Allen County Jail on several charges including resisting law enforcement by fleeing on foot, reckless driving and fugitive felony warrants.
Police say the two adult passengers in Turner's vehicle were not charged.
There were no crashes and no injuries reported.