$1,000 reward offered for information on suspect’s whereabouts

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    Jason Phelps

    GREENFIELD – Police are offering a $1,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest of the driver in an alleged drunken-driving crash.

    Jason Phelps, 42, of Greenfield, is accused of causing the crash that killed his girlfriend last month; recently, a lawyer for Phelps said the defendant would turn himself into police. But too much time has passed, and officials believe Phelps is on the run, Greenfield Police Chief Jeff Rasche said.

    For nearly a month, police have looked for Phelps, formerly of 640 S. State St., Greenfield, who they say had a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit when he flipped his car into a house in the city last month.

    Phelps’ girlfriend, 45-year-old Greenfield native Dalene Charron, was the front-seat passenger in the car. She died from her injuries days after the March 4 wreck, prompting prosecutors to file a single count of causing death while operating a vehicle while intoxicated — a Level 4 felony — against Phelps.

    Anyone with information on Phelps’ whereabouts is asked to call 317-262-8477 or visit http://www.crimetips.org.

    For the full story, see the April 26 edition of the Daily Reporter.

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    Noelle Steele is editor of the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3232 or nsteele@greenfieldreporter.com.