Police search for driver after chase

August 23, 2012

Police are searching for an Elwood man who led police on a high-speed pursuit across Madison County Wednesday morning. Elwood police initiated a traffic stop just after 8 a.m., but the suspect, identified as 21-year-old Joshua Basey, fled the scene with two passengers in the vehicle. During the pursuit, the suspect hit a utility pole near Grandview Golf Course in Anderson, then fled into a wooded area. A female passenger was detained and taken to a hospital. The condition of the other passenger was unknown. Basey has an extensive criminal history that includes rape, theft and intimidation.