A Fulton County farmer chased a Plymouth man who he said stole gasoline from him. The pursuit ended in a crash and arrest.
Just before 1:00 am Tuesday, Cass County Central Dispatch was notified of a two-vehicle crash north of State Road 16 on Cass County Road 600 East. Preliminary investigation showed Jon Allen Sailors III, 24, of Plymouth, was driving a 2001 Ford F-150 southbound on the county road when a 2005 Ford F-350 driven by Bryan Slisher, 58, of Rochester, collided with him.
Sailors was flown via medical helicopter to a trauma center in Fort Wayne. Slisher was not injured.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Department says Slisher suspected Sailors had stoen gas from his farm. When confronted by Slisher, Sailors fled the scene and Slisher gave chase.
Slisher was arrested for a Level 6 Felony, Criminal Recklessness.
The incident remains under investigation.