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Routine stop turned into vehicle pursuit Saturday morning

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An equipment-related stop turned into a 20-minute vehicle pursuit and suspected meth arrest early Saturday morning.

When an officer turned on his emergency lights while trying to pull over a small silver 2001 Volvo at 3:51 a.m., the driver turned into a Lucky’s Market parking lot but then failed to stop.

The Volvo exited the parking lot onto Country Club Drive before heading north on Rogers Street. 

Officers pursued the Volvo as it drove into a neighborhood and failed to heed to traffic laws.

Police said the vehicle then stopped, appearing to have run out of fuel, and its male driver, later identified as Jared Litton, fled.

Litton, 25, jumped two barbed wire fences and ran into the nearby Independent Limestone quarry.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office helped the Bloomington Police Department set up a perimeter near the quarry to contain the suspect.

Police found two small baggies containing an off-white powder assumed to be meth in his wallet.

Officers followed the suspect’s footprints in the snow to the quarry where they identified him and took him into custody.

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