FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) — A man faces numerous charges after Fishers police say he stole a Jeep and rammed a department vehicle Sunday morning.
Officers were called to a McDonald’s restaurant parking lot at 9611 North by Northeast Blvd., near 96th Street and I-69, around 10:30 a.m. on report of a suspicious person.
As his driver’s license was being checked, 25-year-old Gregory Gardner II backed a Jeep into a police SUV, narrowly missing an officer, according to Fishers police.
Officers say he drove a few moments before crashing the Jeep into a curb. Gardner jumped out and attempted to carjack two occupied vehicles, police say.
He was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit. Investigators later discovered the Jeep Wrangler had been stolen Saturday night in Marion County.
Gardner faces the following preliminary charges:
- Robbery — Level 6 Felony (two counts)
- Resisting law enforcement in a Vehicle — Level 6 Felony
- Receiving stolen property — Level 6 Felony
- Possession of a controlled substance — Level 6 Felony
- Possession of a syringe — Level 6 Felony
- Reckless possession of paraphernalia — C Misdemeanor
- Criminal recklessness — B Misdemeanor
He was booked into the Hamilton County Jail.