Serious violent felon arrested on drug, firearm charges following pursuit

st. JOSEPH COUNTY, Indiana — A man was arrested on numerous drug and firearm charges after leading police into a chase in South Bend on Sunday, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Tyshawn Kellogg has been arrested on charges of:

  • Illegal possession of firearms by serious violent offenders
  • Illegal possession of a handgun
  • Illegally Carrying a Handgun – Prior Conviction
  • 2 cases of drug possession
  • possession of cocaine
  • Resistance to Law Enforcement
  • use vehicles to resist law enforcement

At 6:11 p.m., officers from the South Bend Police Department saw a 2012 Jeep Patriot on Dunham and Mead Streets without its driver-side headlights on, the report said.

Officers pursued the Jeep for some time before initiating a traffic stop near Ford and Mead streets.

Police said the Jeep driver accelerated instead of stopping and began a chase, driving the Ford eastward.

The Jeep reportedly used the opposite lane to cross a series of tracks, briefly losing police until the vehicle crashed into the southeast corner of Harris Street.

The driver, later identified as Tyshawn Kellogg, allegedly fled the Jeep but was later apprehended by police.

Officers searched the jeep and found a loaded black Glock .357 semi-automatic pistol, multiple bags of brown rocks that had field-tested positive for the presence of heroin, white powder that had field-tested positive for the presence of cocaine and Found rocks, digital scales, small bags, and pills. It allegedly contains acetaminophen oxycodone hydrochloride, according to court documents.

Kellogg was found to have multiple warrants involving dealing in methamphetamine, police said.

Reports indicate that he was driving without a license.

Kellogg was previously convicted of armed robbery and has become a serious violent criminal under Indiana state law.

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