Officer injured during foot chase, 3 arrested during incident




An Evansville Police Officer was injured while trying to arrest a fleeing drug dealer on Tuesday afternoon.
Police stopped an SUV after the driver committed several traffic violations. Officers pulled the SUV over on the north side of Bayard Park. As officers walked up to the vehicle, the front passenger, 19 year old JAMARCUS JONES, got out of the vehicle and ran. Officers chased JONES through the park. One of the officers caught JONES and took him to the ground. As they fell to the ground, the officer dislocated his shoulder. JONES got back up and continued to run. He was caught by assisting officers and taken into custody. During the chase, JONES tried to discard over $800 and a cell phone. The cash and the cell phone were recovered by officers. Officers also recovered 4 grams of cocaine from the SUV that Jones dropped as he got out to run.
The officer was taken to a local hospital for treatment and later released.
During the investigation, the driver was identified as 26 year old LUCIEN HARRIS. HARRIS was in possession of 10 Oxycodone pills and marijuana. He was also in possession of a .40cal handgun. HARRIS did not a have a prescription for the pills. He did have a permit for the weapon.
The rear passenger was identified as 19 year old DEARIEL SIMMONS. SIMMONS gave officers a fake name in an attempt to avoid being arrested on a Felony probation violation warrant.
All three were arrested and are in the Vanderburgh County Jail.
Dealing Cocaine CL-A felony
Possession of Cocaine CL-B felony
Resisting Law Enforcement CL-D Felony

Possession of Schedule Narcotics while Armed CL-C Felony
Possession of Marijuana with prior conviction CL-D Felony

False informing CL-A Misdemeanor
Petition to revoke Probation Warrant