UPDATE – Dale Pharmacy Suspects Found and Arrested Monday Night
Jacob Beyers and Mallory Johnson of Mt. Vernon were wanted by authorities on armed robbery charges after they were caught on surveillance video holdin up the Dale Pharmacy in Dale, Indiana on Monday afternoon demanding cash and prescription pills.
The Indiana State Police issued a statement after the event urging the public to be on the lookout for the couple believed to be driving a white, four-door Toyota Camry. Authorities also believed the pair could be hiding out somewhere in the Evansville or Owensboro areas.
That turned out not to be the case as they were apprehended by law enforcement in Knoxville, Tennessee, a roughly six hour drive southeast from Evansville.
They did not go down without a fight, however. Beyers was pulled over by a Knoxville police officer for an undisclosed traffic violation, then fled the scene in his vehicle when the officer began to question why the ID he presented didn’t resemble him.
Apparently the chase escalated into to something you’d see on a TV show or in the movies with Beyers running a stop sign and crashing into another vehicle, sending a seven-year old passenger in that vehicle to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. That was followed by Beyers running another red light and crashing into yet another vehicle sending its driver and five-year old passenger to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
According to reports obtained by the Evansville Courier and Press, Beyers abandoned the scene of the second accident and fled the scene on foot by the time the officer in pursuit caught up to him.
Knoxville Police, along with the U.S. Marshall Service apprehended both Beyers and Johnson after a raid on a Motel 6 in the area. Details on how authorities were able to track the pair to the motel were not made available.
Both Beyers and Johnson are being held by Knoxville law enforcement on the warrants stemming from the robbery on Monday, however Beyers now faces evading arrest, reckless driving, leaving the scene of a accident.charges in Tennessee.
[Source: Evansville Courier and Press]