Two Jennings County residents face charges after chase

Two Jennings County residents face criminal charges related to an incident that began with a report of shoplifting at a local store and wound up with a pursuit that ended in the western part of that county, police reported.

Brandon D. Arms, 26, of North Vernon and Brittney Morgan, 26, also of North Vernon, each face a Class D charge of resisting law enforcement in a vehicle. Arms also faces a separate Class D felony theft charge related to the shoplifting report.

The incident began at 10:56 a.m. Wednesday when officers responded to a shoplifting complaint at the North Vernon Walmart at 2410 N. State Road 3.

Officer Matt Staples was told by store employees that a suspect had just left in a vehicle going north on State Road 3.

Officer Staples said he was able to catch up to the vehicle, which disregarded his emergency lights and fled.

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