Quincy Woman Arrested After Two State Chase
By: Mike Stiles - Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Brienne Bicknell (photo courtesy of Steuben County Sheriffs Office)

(STEUBEN COUNTY) – A Quincy woman has been arrested following a two state pursuit.

Just before 6 PM on March 15, the Steuben County Sheriff's Office responded to the area of I-69 and the Indiana/Michigan state line on a request for assistance from the Branch County Sheriff's Office, who were pursuing vehicle believed to be occupied by 2 wanted subjects and a child southbound on I-69 approaching Indiana.

When Steuben County deputies arrived in the area, stop sticks were put down. The fleeing vehicle struck the stop sticks causing both passenger side tires to deflate. The fleeing suspects still continued southbound on I-69 on the remaining two tires.

Several additional attempts were made to deploy stop sticks, but they were not successful in deflating the driver side tires. The driver of the minivan attempted a U-turn in the median crossover near the 347 mile marker but began to lose control of the vehicle and it came to a stop. Sheriff's deputies along with Angola Police and Indiana State Police were able to take both adult occupants into custody.

The driver was identified as 37 year old Brienne Lee Bicknell of Quincy. During a subsequent search incident to arrest, some suspected drug related items were allegedly found in Bicknell's possession. She was also found to be wanted out of Branch County, Michigan for an alleged drug offense. The male passenger was also found to have arrest warrants out of Michigan but they were non-extraditable from the State of Indiana.

A female child belonging to Bicknell was located inside the vehicle. The child was transported to Cameron Hospital by Steuben County EMS as a precaution and was later turned over to the care and custody of the Indiana Department of Child Services.

Bicknell was booked into the Steuben County Jail by Angola Police on the following preliminary charges: Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle; Neglect of a Dependent; Possession of a Schedule I, II, III, or IV Controlled Substance; Possession of Hypodermic Syringe or Needle; Possession of Marijuana; Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated; Reckless Driving and on a fugitive Warrant out of Michigan

The male passenger was released at the scene by Angola Police. The incident still remains under investigation and additional charges may be sought both in Indiana and Michigan.


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