Last night an approximately 35 minute vehicle pursuit led to the arrests of Darneil Kinney, 33, and Tatyana Snow, 30, both from Kokomo. The pair was incarcerated in the Fulton County Jail to face criminal charges for Obstruction Of Justice and Possession of Marijuana. Kinney faces an additional charge for Resisting Law Enforcement with a vehicle. He also has an arrest warrant from Howard County for Failure To Appear for Possession of Marijuana.
Thursday at approximately 4:30 p.m., Indiana State Trooper Jesse Reason was on routine patrol when he initiated a traffic stop on a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo for allegedly exceeding the posted 60 mile per hour speed limit, on U.S. 31 near South Wabash Road, in Fulton County. The driver of the Chevrolet, later identified as Kinney, failed to stop and led Trooper Reason on an approximately thirty-five minute vehicle pursuit. The pursuit traveled on mostly rural roads, in Fulton, Pulaski, and Marshall Counties. The pursuit ended shortly after the Chevrolet hit stop sticks deployed by officers from the Plymouth Police Department on Muckshaw Road at the railroad crossing just south of town. The car traveled approximately a half mile further and stopped at the intersection of Oak Hill Avenue and Muckshaw. Kinney and Snow were taken into custody without further incident.
During the pursuit, Snow and Kinney were allegedly throwing items from the vehicle. One of the items recovered was a plastic bag containing approximately 108 grams of suspected marijuana. The pair also discarded a cell phone which was recovered.
Officers from the Rochester Police Department, the Plymouth Police Department, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, the Culver Police Department, the Argos Police Department, Department of Natural Resources conservation officers, and numerous Indiana State Police officers assisted Trooper Reason in pursuit of the Chevrolet.
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