Man faces several charges following high-speed chase in Lawrenceburg, prosecutor says

Man faces several charges following high-speed chase in Lawrenceburg, prosecutor says
Jeffery W. Fuqua, 34, was arrested after a high speed chase occurred in Indiana on Monday, Prosecuting Attorney Lynn Deddens said. (Source: Prosecutor Lynn Deddens)

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (FOX19) - A man is facing several charges following a high-speed chase on U.S. 50 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, according to Prosecutor Lynn Deddens.

Deddens says an Aurora police officer was in the parking lot of the Walmart in Aurora on Monday night when he heard a dispatch about a black Chevy Impala that was allegedly involved in a theft from the store.

The officer spotted the Impala, followed it out of the parking lot onto U.S. 50, and a chase ensued at speeds over 100 mph, she says.

The driver lost control of the car at U.S. 50 near Short Street and rear-ended a Ford truck being driven by Christopher Gaines, according to a news release from Indiana State Police.

Two people are injured after a high speed chase that lead to a two-vehicle crash, Prosecutor Lynn Deddens said.
Two people are injured after a high speed chase that lead to a two-vehicle crash, Prosecutor Lynn Deddens said. (Source: Indiana State Police)

The driver and the passenger were taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Prosecutor Deddens says the driver initially identified himself as Jesse M. Fuqua and said his passenger was his girlfriend, Jessica Carmon.

Carmon is in serious condition with broken bones, a collapsed lung and a head injury, according to Deddens.

State police say Gaines and his passenger were not hurt.

During the investigation, Deddens says, a detective from the Aurora Police Department learned that Fuqua had assumed his brother’s identity. She says his real identity was Jeffrey W. Fuqua and he had an active parole violation out for his arrest.

Deddens says Fuqua is facing charges of resisting law enforcement, fleeing resulting in catastrophic injury, resisting law enforcement, criminal recklessness resulting in catastrophic injury, and theft.

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