Serious violent felon arrested on drug, firearm charges following pursuit
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - A man was arrested on numerous drug and firearm charges after allegedly leading police on a pursuit in South Bend on Sunday, according to the probable cause affidavit.
Tyshawn Kellogg was arrested on the following charges:
- Unlawful possession of a firearm by serious violent felon
- Unlawful carrying of a handgun
- Unlawful carrying of a handgun - prior conviction
- Two counts of possession of a narcotic drug
- Possession of cocaine
- Resisting law enforcement
- Resisting law enforcement using a vehicle
At 6:11 p.m., an officer with the South Bend Police Department was in the area of Dunham and Meade streets when he saw a 2012 Jeep Patriot without a driver's side headlight on, reports said.
The officer followed the Jeep for awhile before initiating a traffic stop near Ford and Meade streets.
Instead of stopping, the Jeep's driver accelerated and started a pursuit, driving east on Ford, police said.
The Jeep used the opposite traffic lane to cross a set of railroad tracks and briefly lost police until the vehicle crashed on the southeast corner of Harris Street, according to reports.
The driver, later identified as Tyshawn Kellogg, allegedly ran from the Jeep but was later captured by police.
Officers searched the Jeep and found a loaded black Glock .357 semiautomatic handgun, multiple bags of brown rocks that field tested positive for the presence of heroin, white powder and rocks that field tested positive for cocaine, a digital scale, smaller bags, and pills that allegedly contain acetaminophen oxycodone hydrochloride, according to court documents.
Kellogg was found to have multiple warrants, including for dealing in methamphetamine, police said.
He was also found to be driving without ever receiving a license, according to reports.
Kellogg was previously convicted of armed robbery, making him a serious violent felon under Indiana law.