More Information Released On Two State Chase
By: Mike Stiles -
Monday, September 25, 2023
(top photo) Ashley Daniels and (bottom photo) David Williams (photo courtesy of Steuben County Jail)
(UNDATED) – More information has been released on the arrest of two individuals following a two state police pursuit.
Just after 11 AM Friday, the Branch County Sheriff’s Department started a pursuit with a vehicle near Central Road and was heading south on Old U.S. 27. Speeds of 100 MPH were reported during the chase. Authorities say the suspects were connected somehow with a larceny investigation being handled by the Coldwater Police Department.
The chase went into Steuben County, where the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department joined in. The suspects got onto State Road 120, the southbound onto State Road 127, then went east on State Road 727, before turning north onto County Road 50 West.
The pursuit came back to State Road 120 where Steuben County Sheriff’s Deputies put down stop sticks west of Fremont. The vehicle struck them, and continued heading east on State Road 120, going through the downtown Fremont area before turning north on Ray Street, and Branch County Sheriff’s deputies got the vehicle to stop at the intersection of Spring Street.
The female driver ran away, but was captured by the Branch County Sheriff’s Office. Steuben County deputies apprehended the male passenger.
The driver has been identified as 37 year old Ashley Daniels of Kalamazoo and the passenger is 43 year old David Williams of Kalamazoo. Daniels complained of arm pain from a previous injury and was taken to Cameron Memorial Hospital. She was then booked in the Steuben County Jail on charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, reckless driving and possession of marijuana.
Williams was found to have an active felony arrest warrant out of Kalamazoo County, and is being held in Indiana on that charge.
The incident remains under investigation, and additional criminal charges are being sought by Branch County authorities.
Also assisting with the pursuit were the Indiana State Police, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division and the Steuben County EMS.
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