Search continues for man wanted in connection to Clay/Parke County police chase, one arrested

One person was arrested and police are searching for a second in connection to a Thursday night police chase.

Posted: Jun 28, 2019 12:44 PM
Updated: Jun 28, 2019 5:52 PM

PARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - One person was arrested and police are searching for a second in connection to a Thursday night police chase.

According to police, the Clay County Sheriff's Office tried to pull over a vehicle in Brazil that was reported stolen in Vigo County.

LINK | ONE IN CUSTODY AS POLICE SEARCH FOR ANOTHER SUSPECT INVOLVED IN CLAY/PARKE COUNTY CHASE

The driver of the vehicle sped up and led them on a chase that entered Parke County.

Police said the engine in that vehicle failed, prompting a man who they believe to be 31-year-old Joshua Johnson from Terre Haute to jump out and run into a wooded area.

A second person in the vehicle, 25-year-old Megan Pittsenbarger, of Brazil, was immediately arrested.

Police searched for Johnson for several hours, using a K9 and a drone, but ultimately called off the search.

If you know where Johnson is, you are asked to call the Clay County Sheriff's Office at 812-446-2535.

Pittsenbarger was charged with criminal conversion, obstruction of justice, and assisting a criminal.

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