A Shelbyville man is facing several charges after allegedly leading police on a high speed chase over the weekend. 39 year old Michael R. Eakle will appear in Fayette County Court today to face several charges, including some felony charges, from this weekend’s incident. Fayette County Sheriff Chris Smith says the pursuit began in Ramsey by Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Coody. Sheriff Smith says the pursuit then continued on to Pana and Chrisitan County law enforcement got involved. And, Sheriff Smith says the pursuit continued onto Shelbyville with Shelby County authorities getting involved. Sheriff Smith says the driver Eakle then went into a cornfield and Sheriff Smith says there was then a search for a few hours before Eakle was captured along a roadway. Among the charges against Eakle include Class 4 Felony Charges for Attempted to Elude Police at better than 21 miles per hour over the speed limit and Driving While License Revoked. Another Felony charge is a Class 3 Felony for Criminal Damage to Government Property. Sheriff Smith says that Deputy Coody’s vehicle was damaged by Eakle during the pursuit. Eakle will appear in Fayette County Court today. He remains in the Fayette County Jail.
Story courtesy of Todd Stapleton at VandaliaRadio.com