Deputies: Teen drives into crop fields 3 times trying to flee officer

Driver, uncle arrested
Deputies: Teen drives into crop fields 3 times trying to flee officer

A town of Bloomington teenager drove through crop fields three times trying to elude deputies, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy attempted to stop a speeder on Highway 81 in the town of Beetown at 10:39 a.m. on Friday, but the driver, Christopher Myer, 18, tried to flee by driving into a crop field, according to deputies.

The deputy said he stayed in the area and later noticed mud tracks on the highway coming from a ditch and followed them. The truck was found on Highway 81 at Valentine Lane, but according to the deputy, Myer drove through a private driveway and into a corn and hay field.

The deputy recorded the truck’s license plate information and spotted the truck again on Highway 81 before driving into a corn field.

Deputies said they found Myer at his home and arrested him on suspicion of felony eluding an officer and criminal damage to property.

Myer said he crashed his truck in a wooded area and walked home.

Myer’s uncle, Curt Myer, 49, of Bloomington, was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer. Deputies said he became upset with officers at the scene and threatened them.