Two arrested in connection to 100 mph police chase in Mishawaka early Sunday morning


By: Krystal Vivian

Two men were arrested early Sunday morning, March 6, in connection to a police chase in Mishawaka that ended in a crash.

Adam Butt, 26, was arrested on a preliminary charge of resisting law enforcement and Benjamin Nettrour, 29, was arrested on preliminary charges of residential entry and possession of methamphetamine, according to online jail records. Charges have not yet been finalized.

Someone called the police at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday and reported two people were causing a disturbance at a home in the 1100 block of Edison Road, our news partners ABC 57 reported.

When police got there, a man got into a white car and sped away from the house, narrowly avoiding hitting officers, St. Joseph County Police said.

Officers chased the car, reaching speeds of 100 mph, ABC 57 reported.

Eventually the vehicle crashed near Day Road into a tree and an electricity supply cabinet. The driver — later identified as Butt — ran from the car but was eventually found and arrested with help from a K-9 unit.

Nettrour was not in the vehicle, but he was also arrested.

Two homes were temporarily without electricity because of the crash.