James E. Boyd
Today at approximately 4:55 p.m., Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Deputies were advised of a hit & run crash that occurred on the Lloyd Expressway westbound near Rosenberger Ave. The reporter stated that they were rear ended and the suspect vehicle backed up, drove around them and left the scene of the crash. The suspect vehicle was described as a blue Jeep and the reporter was able to give a partial license plate number.
Approximately three minutes later, deputies in the area observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle traveling southbound on Red Bank Road at the intersection of the Lloyd Expressway. The deputies then observed the vehicle turn west on the Lloyd Expressway, squealing its tires and sideswiping another vehicle traveling westbound.
Deputies were able to catch up with the suspect near Boehne Camp Road and attempted to make a traffic stop. The driver initially stopped but then sped away from them, the vehicle headed south on Boehne Camp Road. The vehicle pulled into the driveway at 736 S Boehne Camp Road. The suspect ran into the home located at this address.
Vanderburgh County Sheriff Deputies and Evansville Police Officers arrived at this address and were able to determine that the suspect was James E. Boyd of Evansville. Deputies gave command for Boyd to come out of the house but he refused to do so. A sheriff's K-9 entered the house and the subject was apprehended without further incident.
Boyd was initially taken to Deaconess Hospital where he was treated and released for a minor dog bite. Boyd was then transported to Vanderburgh County Jail and charged with multiple charges including hit and run, resisting arrest and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
Arrested: James E Boyd, 34 of Evansville
SOURCE: Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office News Release - December 5, 2012
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