Jackson County
Sheriff's Office
Brownstown, Indiana
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Timothy A. Goff Arrested after Pursuit

     Timothy A. Goff


On April 14, 2017 Reserve Deputy Brad Barker entered the Bells Ford River Bridge Access

site in the 6000 block East of State Road 258 at approximately 10:00pm. Upon

entering the property, a passenger car turned its headlights on when Barker

drove into the parking area underneath the bridge. The passenger car sped out of

the parking area quickly. Barker followed the car that left the area traveling

east on State Road 258, which nearly collided with a passing car that was

traveling west on 258. Once Barker caught up to the vehicle he paced the car at

80 miles per hour. Barker activated his emergency red and blue lights to

initiate a traffic stop for exceeding the max speed limit. The passenger car

continued East on 258 into Seymour still traveling in excess of 70 miles per

hour. The passenger car disregarded the stop light at 6th and Community

continuing east. The car then turned south onto Chestnut then back east on 5th.

The car then turned north onto Mill Street and then back onto 6th traveling

east. The passenger car then disregarded another red light at 6th and Ewing. The

car then turned east back onto 5th disregarding the stop sign at 5th and

Broadway. The car sped down 5th Street to Obrien Street, where it again ran the

stop sign turning south on O'Brien Street. The car then turned onto 4th Street Road and

traveled west for about a block before coming to a stop. At that time officers

were able to detain all subjects in the vehicle. Barker later learned that a

back seat passenger reached up and shut the car off and placed it in park,

ending the pursuit. The driver, Tim Alan Goff was placed under arrest for charges of

Resisting Law Enforcement (Level 6 Felony), Possession of Paraphernalia

(Misdemeanor), Possession Marijuana (Misdemeanor), and Reckless Driving

(Misdemeanor). Both of Goff's passengers were interviewed and released at the

scene. Goff will receive citations for his initial speed of 80 miles per hour in

a 55 miles per zone and for disregarding the stop signs mentioned above. Barker

was assisted by other members of the Jackson County Sheriffs Department, Seymour

Police Department, and the Indiana State Police.