Suspect Jumps From Moving Vehicle In Attempt To Flee Police

Posted On May 23, 2016

By Mike Perleberg


(Sunman, Ind.) – Sunman Police took a man into custody after he attempted to flee police on foot, leaving his vehicle in gear.

Sunman Police say that an officer attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Dustin L. Clark, formerly of Sunman, on Saturday, May 21. It was just before 10:00 a.m. when the officer spotted Clark driving on Vine Street in Sunman.

The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, however, Clark refused to pull over and continued driving on Vine Street. Soon afterwards, he jumped from the vehicle, leaving it in gear and traveling unguided down the road.

As Clark fled to County Road 1100 North, the officer safely stopped the wayward vehicle.

Clark surrendered to law enforcement about 90 minutes after he first fled and was taken into custody.

In addition to facing drug-related charges for the felony warrant, Clark faces new charges of Resisting Law Enforcement-Fleeing With a Motor Vehicle (level 6 felony) and Resisting Law Enforcement-Fleeing (class A misdemeanor). He is being held in the Ripley County Jail.