Suspect taken into custody after chase, manhunt

Kenneth Snowden Jr. (Provided Photo/Boone County Jail)
Kenneth Snowden Jr. (Provided Photo/Boone County Jail)

CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — A man was taken into custody after an hours-long manhunt Monday morning in Clinton County after a police chase in Boone and Clinton counties.

Around 9 a.m., police took 27-year-old Kenneth Snowden Jr. into custody. Snowden, from Lebanon, was taken to Whitestown.

The chase began around 5 a.m. in Boone County on I-65 when an officer stopped Snowden for reckless driving. Snowden reportedly stopped initially, but then took off, leading police on a chase that reached speeds of 100 mph. Police say Snowden left I-65 around State Road 28.

Snowden crashed the pickup into a ravine, and then ran from police, according to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department. A resident called police to report seeing someone they thought might be Snowden, and investigators were able to take him into custody.

In all, seven police agencies were involved. Nobody was injured.

It wasn’t immediately clear what charges Snowden would face, but he was wanted out of LaPorte County for a warrant related to a firearms offense. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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