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Two Arrested Following Chase Wednesday Afternoon

Two wanted men are behind bars following their arrest Wednesday afternoon in White County.  Sheriff Jordan Weiss says he was alerted by Gallatin County law enforcement of an ongoing pursuit in the Ridgway area around 3pm.  One of the men being pursued was known to be Colton Hansbrough, wanted out of Gallatin County on a warrant for Burglary and Hardin County on a warrant for Escape.  The vehicle would evade law enforcement but then crashed on County Road 800 East, about 2 miles north of Plainview Church.  When law enforcement arrived, no occupants were found in the vehicle.  A resident of a home near where the crash happened told officers the two men in the vehicle had been picked up and driven from the scene.  Sheriff Weiss says the individual who had picked up the two males didn’t know about the situation and simply noticed them walking down the road in search of a ride.


Upon further investigation, Weiss says it was determined where the two men had been dropped off.  He and other law enforcement arrived and spoke with the homeowner who advised she wasn’t sure if Hansbrough was inside, but did give consent to search.  Four individuals were located including Hansbrough who was found hiding in a closet.  Hansbrough was taken into custody and issued an additional charge of resisting arrest.  A second individual, Jordan Thomas was also arrested on a Failure to Appear warrant out of Clay County and an additional warrant out of Effingham County.

  1. First at last
    First at last
    November 30, 2023 at 4:20 pm

    It’s about time they were caught. They been living right in open , every time Gallatin Co sheriff was called to report the men in the area, they never showed up. Shouldn’t take 6 months to arrest someone who wasn’t even hiding

  2. Piper
    December 1, 2023 at 10:26 am

    It started in New Haven. They’ve had many chances to arrest him. Just don’t understand how come it took so long.

  3. Ca**idy Riley
    Ca**idy Riley
    December 7, 2023 at 9:40 pm

    he aint a bad person ppl make ppl out to n bad ppl because of ppl like u that think there s*** dont stink!!!!!


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