Police pursuit in Warsaw ends in two arrests

A police pursuit late Friday morning ended up in the bushes near the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts in Warsaw.

Claypool Town Marshal Ben Sanders said he attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle that cut him off. When he ran the license plate on the vehicle, it came back as stolen.

The driver took off in the vehicle and Sanders pursued him. The vehicle went down Market Street to Taft Street, where it took out a mailbox. The driver continued to Center Street before wrecking in the bushes at White Hill Manor near the theater.

Police arrested the driver 30-year-old John Michael Arthur of Leesburg. He was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail Friday afternoon for resisting law enforcement, reckless driving, possession of narcotics, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, carrying a handgun without a license and driving while suspended. Preliminary bond was set at $5,250.

A passenger in the vehicle, Kayla Miranda Hepburn, 23, of 116 S. Cleveland St., Warsaw, also was booked into the jail Friday afternoon. She was arrested for possession of paraphernalia; possession of Schedule I, Schedule II, Schedule III and Schedule IV controlled substances; and possession of narcotics.

Preliminary bond was set at $5,250.

Sanders said there were no injuries in the chase or the crash.