3 teens arrested after robbery, car chase in Greenfield

GREENFIELD — Three teenagers looking for drugs robbed a Greenfield pharmacy Saturday morning before leading police on a high-speed chase into Indianapolis, police said.

A 15-year-old from Indianapolis entered the Greenfield Walgreens, 1195 N. State St., and handed a pharmacy clerk a note demanding drugs and threatening he had a gun, police said.

The boy — whose name has not been released because he is a juvenile — fled the store and climbed into the backseat of a black Chevrolet Impala driven by 19-year-old Kaiwon Clay of Indianapolis, police said. Anthony Morris, 18, of Indianapolis, was riding in the front passenger seat, police said.

Greenfield Police Department officers caught up to the car and chased the teens north on State Street. The suspects merged onto westbound Interstate 70 with officers in pursuit, police said.

The teens exited the interstate at Post Road in Indianapolis and crashed into two parked cars near the intersection of 39th Street and 39th Place on the city’s east side, police said.

The 15-year-old suspect was pinned in the car briefly, and he was transported to Eskenazi Hospital with minor injuries. He was later detained and sent to Delaware County Juvenile Detention Center. He faces charges of robbery, possession of controlled substances and gang activity, police said.

Clay and Morris were not injured in the crash. They were both arrested and taken to the Hancock County Jail.

Clay faces charges of robbery and resisting law enforcement; Morris has been charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, according to jail records.

Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.