SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Update: Indiana State Police have provided more information regarding a foot pursuit in Sullivan County that led to the arrest of a 43-year-old Sullivan man.

According to ISP, a trooper tried to pull over a vehicle on SR 48 near Hymera at approximately 8:20 p.m. Thursday. Police said the vehicle drove for a mile through Hymera before coming to an abrupt stop, and the driver bolted out of the door and began to run. Police chased the man on foot through several residential properties. The driver was able to evade the initial trooper and hide from police.

The use of a drone with a thermal imaging camera and police K9 units were able to find the driver hiding in some bushes where he was then arrested without further incident.

The driver, 43-year-old Dustin McKim of Sullivan reportedly failed impairment tests and had an active felony warrant out of Sullivan County for Conversion. He was taken to the Sullivan County Jail where ISP says he is being held without bond.

McKim has been preliminarily charged with the following;

  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person
    • A class A misdemeanor
  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated
    • A class C misdemeanor
  • Resisting law enforcement
    • A class A misdemeanor 
  • Conversion (Sullivan County warrant)
    • A level 5 Felony

In addition to ISP, Indiana DNR officers, the Jasonville Police Department, Farmersburg Police Department and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office assisted in this arrest.

Original: Indiana State Police were involved in a foot pursuit in Sullivan County Thursday evening.

The pursuit happened on Indiana 48 near Hymera. After setting up a perimeter and using K9 units to assist, ISP was able to catch the subject.

Police identified the subject as 43-year-old Dustin McKim of Sullivan. He was taken in on three active warrants out of Sullivan County.