Authorities are still searching for a man that led them on high speed pursuits Tuesday morning and prompted a search of Carmi that shut down the City Pool and cancelled activities.
Around 7 am, the Pope County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a stolen vehicle. Authorities in Pope County notified area law enforcement and the vehicle was spotted a short time later in Saline County. Officers there began a high speed pursuit, but the driver, later identified as Daniel Carlisle, was able to elude capture and proceed toward White County.
The White County Sheriff’s Department, along with Carmi Police attempted to stop Carlisle outside of Norris City, but Carlisle drove through a ditch and officers were once again in pursuit toward Carmi at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.
The pursuit was abandoned for safety reasons as Carlisle’s vehicle entered Carmi. Officers were able to locate the abandoned stolen vehicle a short time later after witnesses reported Carlisle in the Webb Street area. A man hunt did not turn up the suspect, and Carmi Police Chief Jason Carter said that authorities believe he has left the area.
Carlisle is wanted on a Kentucky warrant for a parole violation, and is accused of stealing a car from Carmi on Monday that was recovered in Pope County. Carter stated that contrary to rumors, Carlisle has not harmed or threatened anyone at this point, he “simply doesn’t want to be caught.”
If you have any information about the whereabouts of Daniel Carlisle, you are asked to contact the White County Sheriff’s Department.