A police pursuit on Friday, November 3, through Miami, Fulton, and Marshall Counties ended with two people being arrested. 

Around 9:35 p.m., Friday evening, ISP Trooper Kegan Kern was patrolling on U.S. 31 in Miami County when he observed a 2018 Dodge Durango with an expired registration returning to a different vehicle. The driver was later identified as Marion McGrew, 19, from Indianapolis. McGrew fled at high speeds and led Kern on a pursuit through Miami, Fulton, and Marshall County roadways, reaching speeds of approximately 115 mph, passing vehicles on the right shoulder while momentarily turning off the vehicle lights.

The pursuit continued north on U.S. 31 to Sweetgum Road in Fulton County, where deputies had tire deflation devices set up across the roadway. McGrew traveled off the roadway to avoid striking the devices. McGrew continued northbound on U.S. 31 until turning eastbound onto 9A Road in Marshall County. McGrew continued onto King Road, where he traveled through a red light at the intersection of U.S. 30. Indiana State Police terminated the pursuit; however, Fulton and Marshall County Deputies continued.

Moments later, ISP was advised that the Dodge had crashed into a field, and McGrew, along with a passenger identified as Pierre Robinson, 19, of Mishawaka, were taken into custody without incident. No injuries were sustained in the crash. 

Further investigation revealed McGrew did not have a license, and the Dodge was reported stolen from Chicago, IL. A subsequent search of the Dodge revealed multiple firearms and suspected marijuana. McGrew had two active felony warrants out of Iowa and both men were incarcerated at the Miami County Jail.  

As a result of the pursuit and ensuing investigation Marion McGrew is preliminary charged with:

  1. Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle- Level 5 Felony
  2. Theft of a Vehicle- Level 5 Felony
  3. Unlawful Carrying of a Handgun Level- 5 Felony
  4. Aggressive Driving- A Misdemeanor
  5. Operator Never Licensed- A Misdemeanor
  6. Reckless Driving- C Misdemeanor.

Pierre Robinson has been preliminary charged with:

  1. Theft of a Vehicle- Level 5 Felony
  2. Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm- Level 5 Felony
  3. Possession of Marijuana- C Misdemeanor

Officers involved with the pursuit include were from the Indiana State Police Peru Post, Indiana State Police Bremen Post, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, and Bremen Police Department. Marshall County EMS and Lyons Towing assisted at the scene of the crash. 

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.