Two men arrested after pursuit ends in crash

WISH Photo/Nick Nebesny
WISH Photo/Nick Nebesny

GREENWOOD, Ind. (WISH) – Police arrested two men after they crashed a stolen car during a pursuit Sunday morning. Police said both suspects were injured in the crash.

Police conducted a traffic stop on a car that was reportedly stolen on I-465, near I-70, on the east side of Indianapolis around 11:15 a.m.

As police approached the car, the driver sped off. The pursuit continued southbound on 21st, 16th and 10th Streets. The driver drove westbound on Washington Street from Kitley then went southbound on Arlington.

Police said stop sticks were placed at Stop 11 Road, but the driver drove into a ditch to avoid them.

The pursuit lasted 19 minutes before the car crashed into a ditch to evade an IMPD car at the intersection of Five Points and Main Street. The car went down a rock embankment and into a field before rolling once and coming to a rest.

Police arrested the driver Adam Omran, 25, of Noblesville, and the passenger, Nicholas Marker, 25, of Indianapolis, at the scene. Omran was ejected from the car, police said.

Both subjects were taken to Eskanazi Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Omran was wanted on warrants out of Hamilton County for possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia. He is also facing additional charges due to the pursuit including Resisting law Enforcement, Receiving Stolen Property, Criminal Recklessness with a Motor Vehicle, and Aggressive Driving.

Marker was wanted on warrants out of Marion County for escape and battery. Police said Marker is not facing additional charges from the pursuit.

Police said the pursuit speed topped out around 100 mph. 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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