Monterey Man Injured Following Pursuit In Allegedly Stolen Vehicle

A Monterey man was injured after a pursuit with Starke County police on Tuesday.

Information was received by Sheriff’s Department deputies that Bobby Jewel was driving a stolen pick-up and manufacturing methamphetamine in the Monterey area in Starke County.

Officers located the vehicle in the roadway on Lincoln Street, but when they approached the vehicle, it sped away. A traffic stop was attempted on the vehicle for unsafe start, but the driver ignored the lights and sirens. The pursuit ended after the vehicle went through a shed and a chain link fence in a yard on Adams Street in Monterey.

The driver, identified as Bobby Jewel, began running from the pick-up after the accident and was taken into custody. A controlled substance was found in Jewel’s possession, and a syringe in his vehicle.

Jewel was injured in the accident and was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital. He has preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Syringe.

The owner of the vehicle called the Culver Police Department to report it stolen. That information has been relayed to the Starke County Sheriff’s Department. Formal charges are pending with the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office.