Owen County – Yesterday afternoon, Detective Josh Allen along with Master Trooper John Patrick, Trooper Richard R. Klun and his K9 partner “Loki” launched a Dealing Methamphetamine investigation that focused on Chad C. Featherston, 45 of Bloomington. Featherston was wanted on two felony warrants; one of which was a Level 2 Felony warrant for Dealing Methamphetamine.
Troopers located Featherston near the Greene County Chapel just off of State Road 45. When Trooper Klun activated his emergency equipment and attempted to stop his vehicle, Featherston attempted to flee. Trooper Klun initiated a pursuit that traveled westbound on Chapel Road and ultimately traveled north onto State Road 43 into Owen County.
As Trooper Klun approached the Monroe County Line, he was advised to disregard the pursuit. Minutes later, Owen County Deputy Brandon Gasparovic and Owen County Sheriff Leonard “Sam” Hobbs were in the area and observed Featherston traveling westbound on State Road 46 in Owen County. Those officers then observed Featherston drive into a field off of McVille Road, ultimately getting his truck stuck.
Deputy Gasparovic was able to apprehend Featherston shortly after he exited his truck. Officers located a 12 gauge pistol with the serial number removed, a large sum of US Currency and approximately 130 grams of methamphetamine.
ISP was also assisted by deputies with the Greene County Sheriff’s Department and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.
Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
PHOTO – Chad C. Featherston, 45 of Bloomington