Carmel police assist in vehicle pursuit

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On Feb.2 at 6:30 p.m., Carmel Police observed two black male suspects breaking into cars in the Granite City parking lot at 150 West 96th Street. The suspects left the parking lot driving a gold Ford Taurus. The vehicle traveled westbound on 96th Street toward Springmill Road. Carmel Police attempted to stop the Ford Taurus southbound Springmill Road/ south of 96th Street. The driver, later identified as Johnny Lee Woodrupp (a black male, 28 years old from Indianapolis) and passenger Joseph Lamont Gant (a black male, 31 years old from Indianapolis), led police on a vehicle chase while southbound Springmill Road into Indianapolis.

While fleeing from officers, Woodrupp continued to travel south on Springmill Road. Woodrupp crashed his vehicle near the intersection of 72nd Street and Springmill Road. Woodrupp and Gant then fled on foot from the crashed vehicle. Woodrupp was later apprehended by an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department K9 officer in the area of 72nd Street and Stephenson Street. Gant was apprehended in the area of 64th Street and Sunset Drive by IMPD.

Woodrupp was arrested and transported to the Hamilton County Jail for further processing. Woodrupp’s bond was set at $25,000. Listed below are his preliminary charges:

1) Resisting Law Enforcement/Use of a vehicle, Level 6-Felony

2) Theft, Level 6-Felony

3) Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A-Misdemeanor

4) Unauthorized Entry of a Motor Vehicle, Class B-Misdemeanor

5) Theft, Class A-Misdemeanor

6) Criminal Mischief (Two Charges), Class B-Misdemeanor

7) Criminal Recklessness, Class B-Misdemeanor

Gant was arrested and transported to the Hamilton County Jail for further processing. Gant’s bond was set at $5,000. Listed below are his preliminary charges:

1) Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A-Misdemeanor

2) Theft, Class A-Misdemeanor

3) Unauthorized Entry of a Motor Vehicle, Class B-Misdemeanor

4) Criminal Mischief, Class B-Misdemeanor

5) Theft, Level 6-Felony

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2 Comments

  1. Some seem to forget, that expansion of business into former residential areas, brings its own set of problems. Note all the car break ins, at the businesses and apartments north of 116th. More apartments, more burglaries and car break ins. Wouldn’t be surprised if these two guys were part of that group. Good work Carmel and Indy Police (and officer Dog).

  2. You are always absolutely right. ” More apartments, more burglaries and car break ins.”
    We should ban the apartments in Carmel. Most of the ones downtown are more expensive than a mortgage on a 1/4 million dollar home. Apartments are only good for burglaries and break ins.

    And yeah, Granite City is in a field that was always a field next to the interstate. I would hate for an unused field next to the interstate be turned into anything other than houses that would complain about being next to a major thoroughfare. Luckily you only state your area north of 116th, because truthfully, we should move the Carmel boundary more north as influences from the terrible city of Indianapolis pollutes Carmel with its Riff Raff.

    If only we could go back when you were born and count the first steam powered cars (Hey Daimler!) and then reminisce about the better days when only bicycles were about. But then again, that would only bring back bad memories of current day with the infusion of bike lanes and walkable cities. It is absolutely terrible how we have abandoned suburban sprawl as well.

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