Vehicle theft arrest

Jamel Perkins, 18, of Noblesville, has been charged with two felonies after allegedly stealing a car and leading police officers on a short chase. At 8:50 a.m. Feb. 7, the Noblesville Police Dept. responded to a complaint of a vehicle theft in the 1400 block of Rolling Ridge Drive, Noblesville. The caller indicated that the vehicle had been parked outside, unlocked, and left running with the keys in the ignition when someone reportedly stole it. About seven minutes later, officers attempted to make a traffic stop near the intersection of Ind. 37 and 126th Street in Fishers; however, Perkins fled on foot from the vehicle and ran toward the Sun Lake apartment complex.

Several Noblesville and Fishers officers chased him and were able to catch the suspect a short time later. Officials said Perkins appeared to have suffered minor injuries, cuts and scratches as a result of the incident but refused medical attention. A Noblesville police officer also suffered minor injuries as a result of jumping over a fence during the chase. Perkins has been charged with auto theft, a Class D felony, and interference with law enforcement with injury to an officer, a Class D felony.

Robert Herrington

Managing editor of Current in Noblesville. A 1999 graduate of Noblesville High School, Herrington has been covering Noblesville and Hamilton County as a journalist since 2004. The military brat lived all over the east coast before calling Noblesville home since 1994. He and his wife, Maggie, live in the community with their baby daughter (and youngest Boston Red Sox fan), Caroline. From school board to common council meetings, First Friday events and summer concerts in the city parks, Herrington loves to attend and cover all that Noblesville has to offer.

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