Two-county pursuit leads to felony meth arrests

Two men were arrested following a police chase and meth bust in Marshall County.

On Tuesday, just before 8:30 p.m. officers were called to a mobile home park on County Road 100 South, four miles west of Warsaw to serve warrants. On scene, officers noticed a green Pontiac leave the scene quickly after seeing police. Police saw items associated with manufacturing meth thrown from the vehicle window while driving away.Police attempted to stop the Pontiac but the vehicle fled at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. The chase lasted for nine minutes down County Road 100 South to State Road 25 through Mentone and into Marshall County.

The Pontiac stopped near Apple Road and State Road 25 and two male suspects gave up to police and were taken into custody without further incident.

Warsaw Police arrested the driver, Chase J. Burnau, 19, of Akron, IN on class B felony charges of dealing/manufacturing Methamphetamine, class D felony possession of Meth precursors, and a class D felony fleeing law enforcement. A passenger in the Pontiac, 58 year old Michael N. Raider, of Stanton, Kentucky, was charged with dealing/manufacturing Methamphetamine, and possession of Meth precursors.

Both suspects are being held at the Kosciusko County Jail without bond. Warsaw Police were assisted by the Kosciusko County Drug Task Force, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, Mentone Police, Akron Police, Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, and the Kosciusko County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

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