Man jailed in Johnson County after chase in stolen car

Jacob Rieman (Courtesy Johnson County Sheriff)

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) - An Indianapolis man is jailed in Johnson County after leading police on a chase in stolen car Saturday night.

Jacob Rieman, 43, surrendered to police in a Whiteland Bean field shortly after 5 p.m.

Police were first called on a report of a car stolen at State Road 37 and Epler Avenue on the south side of Indianapolis.

The owner was tracking his car on GPS, and Indianapolis Metro Police were in pursuit of the silver Chevy Impala as it was heading south on the shoulder at S.R. 37 but terminated their chase at Southport Rd.

Then Johnson County authorities received a second call about the car near Mount Pleasant Center Street, and that it had driven through some yards and a fence and hit a parked car.

The car was spotted on Morgantown Road near Old Smith Valley Rd. as it was passing vehicles without signaling and crossing double yellow lines.

Bargersville Police set up at the roundabout at Johnson County 500 North and 500 West but the driver went the wrong direction around the roundabout to avoid the roadblock and headed east on 500 North, according to a Johnson County Sheriff's Office report.

Whiteland Police were waiting at State Road 135 as the driver disregarded speed limits and stop signs. He hit stop sticks after turning south on 135 and spun into a bean field, where he finally got out of the car and gave up.

Rieman was taken to IU Methodist Hospital by Bargersville medics, but not before giving Johnson County deputies a false name.

After his medical check, Rieman was jailed in Johnson County on a long list of charges:

  • Possession of stolen property (the stolen Chevy Impala)
  • Resisting Law Enforcement with a vehicle
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving while suspended with a prior offense
  • Leaving the scene of a property damage accident on Mt. Pleasant Center St.
  • Criminal mischief on Mt. Pleasant Center St.
  • Making a false identifying statement