Police arrest suspect after chase on east side

Jimmy Lee Monroe, 31 from Marion, was arrested for fleeing, being in a stolen vehicle and home improvement fraud.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police have arrested the suspect who led them on a chase on the east side of Indy Wednesday morning.

According to police, Jimmy Lee Moore, 31 from Marion, was arrested after he crashed a stolen pick-up truck and ran into a wooded area near Brookville and Post road.

On Wednesday, a State Trooper spotted Moore in a stolen 2006 GMC Sierra near I-70 and Emerson Avenue. The vehicle was first reported stolen on May 8.

Moore refused to stop after the trooper tried to pull him over. He then proceeded to drive north on Emerson Avenue when he entered into the city of Lawrence.

During the chase Moore sideswiped two vehicles, including a school bus. No one was seriously injured. After the crash Moore jumped out of the SUV, and ran into a wooded area on Post Road. Investigators were able to track Moore to a home in the 8800 block of Raymond Street.

Moore surrendered to police once found. There was a passenger in the stolen vehicle,42-year-old Tamara Trueblood, she surrendered to police as well.

During the crash, Trueblood was injured. Police said she was not wearing a seatbelt at the time and was thrown under the dashboard as a result.

She was taken to Community East Hospital after complaining about pain in her arm, an injury not thought to be life-threatening. She was not arrested.

In all the chase lasted approximately 20 minutes and reached speeds from 40 to 85 mph.

Indiana State Police credit a  License Plate Reader (LPR) in the trooper’s patrol car with helping to spot Moore in a stolen car. LPRs can scan license plates, and it helps to identify stolen vehicles or vehicles that may belong to people who are wanted by law enforcement.

Moore was also wanted on an outstanding warrant for home improvement fraud.

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