Indiana man arrested after police chase

TINDLE

A New Albany, Indiana man was arrested Friday morning after a lengthy pursuit with local law enforce­ment per­son­nel.

Dylon Tindle, 22, faces numer­ous charges, including first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer.

According to an arrest citation from the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department, the pursuit began when Tindle fled from an attempted traffic stop from Vine Grove police. His vehicle soon was found by Radcliff police and a high-speed pursuit took place on U.S. 31W, involving personnel from several local law enforcement agencies.

During the pursuit, Tindle allegedly exceeded speeds of 100 mph, drove through several stop lights, drove on the wrong side of the road and lost control of his vehicle, nearly striking a vehicle driven by a Hardin County Sheriff’s deputy.

Tindle later turned on to U.S. Highway 62 and made a stop in Grayson County after Elizabethtown police successfully deployed stop sticks in his path.

Tindle allegedly displayed several signs of impairment, including slurred speech and constricted pupils.

Upon making contact, Tindle told police his vehicle was stolen from a car repair shop, according to the citation. The vehicle underwent substantial damage to its tires, rims and undercarriage.

According to a citation from Vine Grove police, Tindle allegedly stole multiple sets of keys and two vehicles from the shop.

Tindle is being charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer; third-degree burglary; first-degree criminal mischief; receiving stolen property worth under $10,000; first offense operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol; first-degree fleeing or evading police and other traffic-related charges.

First-degree wanton endangerment, third-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief, receiving stolen property under $10,000 and first-degree fleeing or evading police are Class D felonies, punishable by one to five years in prison each, if convicted.

Tindle was lodged Friday in the Har­din County Detention Cen­ter on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

He also was charged with first-degree promoting contraband, tampering with physical evidence and possession of marijuana after allegedly attempting to hide a bag of marijuana while booked at the detention center. An additional $5,000 unsecured bond was placed for these charges.

First-degree promoting con­­traband and tampering with physical evidence are Class D felonies.

Tindle is expected to appear before Hardin District Court on Monday morning for the burglary charge and on Aug. 7 for all other charges.

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