Two Winchester residents are in the Jackson County, Ind. jail after a high speed chase early this morning.
According to an Indiana State Police report, Ernest L. Christopher Jr., 39 and Sheena L. Gladson, 28, both of Winchester, and another passenger in the vehicle, Anthony L. Watts, 33, of Richmond, were arrested by Indiana State Police shortly after midnight following the chase on southbound Interstate 65 near Uniontown in southeastern Indiana.
According to the report, troopers pulled over a vehicle driven by Christopher after it was clocked going 82 mph near the 51 mile marker. When the officers approached the vehicle, it pulled out and fled the scene.
The report stated that troopers pursued the vehicle, reaching speeds of 100 mph during the chase, before the vehicle left the interstate at the Uniontown exit where it crashed into a fence before continuing on S.R. 250, then coming to a stop a short time later due to damage sustained in the crash.
Several articles of drug paraphernalia and hypodermic needles were found inside the vehicle, according to the report.
Christopher was charged with resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, possession of a syringe and possession of drug paraphernalia, the report stated, while Gladson and Watts both were charged with possession of a syringe and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The three are being held in the Jackson County Jail.
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