Kentucky Man Jailed Locally Over Stolen Truck from Illinois

A short pursuit yesterday afternoon in southeastern Dubois County ended with a Kentucky man in jail.

At 1:30 pm, Ferdinand Police received a report from police in Champaign Illinois to be on the lookout for a stolen truck. The truck was believed to be at Holiday Foods initially, which is where Ferdinand officers were first dispatched.

A short time later, police found the truck stopped at the CVS. Ferdinand officers then attempted to make a traffic stop, but the driver of the truck (25-year-old Richard Baldwin of Columbia, KY) put the truck in gear and took off. Richard Baldwin

Police then followed the truck as Baldwin drove through the Subway parking lot and into a field behind the store. Police say Baldwin then continued driving through the fields before wrecking the truck in a field just east of Mariah Hill Road. A short foot pursuit then took place and Baldwin was taken into custody.

Baldwin was booked into the Dubois County Security Center. He is facing a felony for Resisting Law Enforcement with a Motor Vehicle along with charges for Receiving Stolen Property, 2 counts of Theft and Criminal Mischief. Ferdinand authorities say those are the local charges and Baldwin will face more charges in Illinois.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, Memorial Hospital EMS and a wrecker from Berg’s Garage also assisted.

No injuries were reported. Damage to crops owned by Francis Luebbehusen and land owned by Joe Ketner (both of Ferdinand) came out to a combined $2,500.