A police chase occurred in Warrick County early in the morning of Friday, October 8. While patrolling at around 1:30 AM on SR 261 near the intersection with SR66 in Newburgh, a deputy spotted a gray van driving erratically. The deputy turned on their emergency lights and siren in an attempt to pull the vehicle over. However, after initially feigning a stop, the vehicle sped away Eastbound on Vann Road. The deputy pursued the vehicle down the road past Castle High School and Castle South Middle School.
After a brief pursuit down Vann Road the driver turned North on SR61in an attempt to evade pursuing officers. Eventually officers from the Boonville Police Department would join the pursuit to assist county deputies. Eventually deputies deployed stop sticks in order to apprehend the driver and bring the vehicle to a stop.
After all four tires on the vehicle became flat from the stop sticks, the driver was forced to exit the vehicle and flee on foot. The driver abandoned his vehicle on the access road at Boonville Middle School at the Southern edge of Boonville. A very short foot chase ensued on the campus of the middle school after which the suspect was caught by a pursuing deputy and his K-9 partner.
The suspect driving the vehicle was revealed to be 37 year old Joseph Mangold of Evansville. After being taken to the hospital for minor injuries, Mangold was treated and released. There were no serious injuries resulting from the incident.
Mangold has been charged with Resisting Law Enforcement (Level 6 Felony), Criminal Recklessness (Class B Misdemeanor) and Reckless Driving (Class C Misdemeanor). He is currently awaiting trial and is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Mangold was previously arrested in Evansville in May of 2018 on a charge for failure to appear in court for a misdemeanor case.