HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. — Police say a suspect in a Hendricks County chase rammed a deputy’s vehicle with a pick-up truck, sending that deputy to the hospital.
The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office was first contacted around 5:30 a.m. for a report of a woman strangled on Greenbriar Drive near Avon.
A male suspect, 51-year-old Gary Edward Miller of Avon, then left the home in his truck. Deputies located the truck as it was leaving the neighborhood and initiated a pursuit.
During the chase, Miller is accused of ramming his truck into the driver’s side door of a deputy’s patrol vehicle. That deputy was taken to the hospital and has since been released.
Miller then got out of the truck and ran into a wooded area. Police say he was taken into custody after being tracked by deputies and K-9 units from the Danville and Plainfield police departments.
Miller was slightly injured and treated at a local hospital. He has now been booked into the Hendricks County Jail on a dozen preliminary charges including attempted murder, strangulation and resisting law enforcement.
A second deputy was taken to the hospital after being stung by a bee or insect multiple times. That deputy has now been released from the hospital as well.
Final charges for Miller will be decided by the Hendrick’s County Prosecutor’s Office.