Traffic Stop In Vernon Township Lands Indianapolis Man in Jail On Drug Charges

An Indianapolis man who ran away from Indiana State Police officers on I-65 was apprehended as he tried to force his way into a northern Vernon Township home last Thursday morning.
At approximately 11:30 on Thursday ISP Trooper Jimmy Wells stopped a 2011 Kia on I-65 southbound near the 44 mile marker for a traffic violation.


During the course of the stop Wells became suspicious of the driver, 41 year old Mario W. Jackson of Indianapolis. He called for a K-9 and Tpr. Adam Bullock arrived shortly thereafter with his K-9 partner, Marley.
Jackson was placed in Wells’ car as Bullock ran Marley around the outside of the Kia. Marley alerted on the vehicle and as the troopers searched the Kia Wells noticed Jackson moving around in his car.
Jackson was removed from the trooper’s car and Tpr. Wells found a bag of cocaine in his vehicle and believed Jackson may have had the bag hidden in the cast on his arm.
As the troopers started to place Jackson in handcuffs he began to resist and Tpr. Bullock deployed his Taser at Jackson however one of the prongs hit the cast and bounced off and he fled on foot into a cornfield.
The troopers lost sight of Jackson but a perimeter was quickly established as other troopers began to arrive in the area.
Jackson made his way to a house on Base Road in northern Vernon Township where he asked the female resident if he could use her phone. She handed him a cordless phone and Jackson asked to enter the residence. When she refused entry he attempted to force his way into the home,, police said.
It was about this time ISP Trooper Randel Miller saw Jackson attempting to force his way into the house and Jackson was taken into custody.
Jackson was transported to the Jackson County Jail where he is being held on charges of Escape, Possession of Cocaine-over three grams, and Attempted Burglary of a Residence.