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Evansville couple arrested after brief chase, crash into a cornfield, and manhunt

Posted by on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 @ 4:01 pm.

POSEY CO., Ill. - Two individuals from Evansville ran into a bit of trouble in neighboring Posey County on Tuesday, July 16, that prompted the sheriff's department to break out a drone to find them after pursuing troopers lost sight of them.

ISP said that yesterday afternoon at approximately 4:15, Trooper Daltyn Backes was patrolling SR69 north of Mt. Vernon when he clocked a 2010 Chrysler 300 traveling south at 83 mph. Trooper Backes activated his emergency lights and siren and attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop and accelerated to speeds over 100 mph.

The driver turned east into Bellefontaine Cemetery and then drove north out of the cemetery into a cornfield, where troopers lost sight of the vehicle. A drone from the Posey County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the vehicle had crashed in the cornfield and the vehicle was unoccupied.

A perimeter had been set up and officers from the Indiana State Police, Mt. Vernon Police and Posey County Sheriff’s Department searched the area, but were not able to locate the driver and his passenger.

The search was called off last night at approximately 9:45 p.m. When troopers searched the vehicle they discovered methamphetamine, scales and plastic baggies that are commonly used to distribute illegal drugs. Indiana State Police received information after midnight that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Gibson County.

At approximately 7:00 this morning, Posey County Dispatch received a 911 call from a person inside Casey’s in Mt. Vernon stating the two people that fled from police the day before were inside the store. Mt. Vernon Police arrived moments later and detained both subjects until Indiana State Police arrived. Both subjects were arrested and taken to the Posey County Jail where they are currently being held on bond.

The investigation is continuing.

Arrested and Charges:

  • James Jacob Nebelski, 28, Evansville, Ind.
  1. Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Class 6 Felony
  2. Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A Misdemeanor
  3. Auto Theft, Class 6 Felony
  4. Dealing Methamphetamine, Class 3 Felony
  5. Possession of Methamphetamine, Class 5 Felony
  6. Operating a Vehicle without a Valid Driver's License
  • Cami L. Joiner, 30, Evansville, Ind.
  1. Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A Misdemeanor
  2. Auto Theft, Class 6 Felony
  3. Dealing Methamphetamine, Class 3 Felony
  4. Possession of Methamphetamine, Class 5 Felony

Arresting Officers: Trooper Daltyn Backes and Detective Wes Kuykendall

Assisting Agencies: Posey County Sheriff’s Department and Mt. Vernon Police


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