Hancock County, Ind.—UDPATE: Two burglary suspects are behind bars, after trying to rob a man in rural Hancock County and leading police on a high speed chase along I-70.
Jerry Fox is a great grandfather of few words, and his daughter says he's no push over.
"He's tough. Yeah, he's tough. He doesn't scare easily," said Lana Edmonds.
Even so, when Lana Edwards found out two men drove up her dad's driveway and busted down his door with tire irons, at first, she didn't know what to think.
"I was scared for my dad. I was just glad he was okay and able to get a gun."
Fox was in the shower when he heard the break in, so he got out and grabbed his shotgun meeting the men just inside the door. That sent them running back to their van and he followed right behind with his gun.
"He was shooting at them and they were trying to get away from him and obviously ran off the driveway," said Granddaughter Cortney Cooper.
Fox managed to shoot out the back window of the van, but the suspects got away and kept driving, leading six different law enforcement agencies on a high speed chase for 30-40 miles leading on to I-70. Officers eventually flattened a tire with stop sticks sending the van off road and into the mud. The passenger, identified as 42 year-old Guy William Day surrendered. The driver, 42 year-old Marion Jaymes tried to run, but a police K-9 took him down. He's now being treated for minor dog bites.
"It was a text book chase. A text book ending to the chase. Nobody got hurt," said Major Joe Hunt with the Hancock County Sheriff's Office.
"They got more than what they bargained for, didn't they?" said Edmonds.
Though Fox wasn't interested in saying anything, his granddaughter said the intruders were fortunate.
"They're lucky he didn't get them at the door. They're real lucky," said Cooper.
Both suspects in a high speed chase on I-70 have been taken into custody.
The chase began in Hancock County according to the Sheriff's Office. A homeowner was in the shower when he heard two men inside his home. As the man drove away in a van, the homeowner fire a gun at the vehicle, hoping to disable it.
The van took off and sheriff's deputies chased it onto Interstate 70. The chase ventured into Henry County, before turning around and heading westbound. Stop sticks were deployed and the van was eventually forced to pull over near mile marker 103 near Greenfield.
One suspect immediately raised his hands and surrendered, while the driver took off towards a wooded area of the interstate. K-9 officers helped track him down, and he was arrested as well.
Two burglary suspects led authorities on a high speed chase on Interstate 70 Thursday. The chase is believed to have begun in Henry County and is headed towards Marion County.
The driver sped through several stop sticks before he was finally forced to pull off the road at the 103 mile marker. One man got out and surrendered, while the other ran into a wooded area. Police are pursing him with K-9 officers.
This story will be updated.