June 17, 2017
A robbery suspect led police on a chase today after slipping his handcuffs and stealing a police car.
Three Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department cars and two other cars were damaged in the pursuit.
Officers initially arrested Dexter Moss, 28, on a warrant for robbery and other charges, just before 2 p.m. in the 700 block of North Denny Street. He was handcuffed and placed into the back of a police car. Moss, though, slipped off the handcuffs, stole the car and drove away.
Officers pursued Moss before he crashed into another motorist a couple miles away at East 16th Street and Euclid Avenue. The officer behind Moss’s car put his police vehicle into reverse and rammed another police car behind him, according to police.
Another police car was also damaged in the pursuit when it hit a truck, totaling three damaged police cars and two damaged privately owned cars.
Police arrested Moss on the active warrant for robbery, criminal recklessness with a firearm and carrying a handgun without a license charges. He is also facing preliminary charges for escape, auto theft, fleeing law enforcement and others, according to police.