The man who yelled “Cops!” as he took off running through the woods near Calvertville when officers showed up to arrest him, is going to change his plea.
Rusty Mason Crowe, 50, of rural Bloomfield, was facing two criminal cases, both with felony counts.
Crowe has signed a negotiated plea agreement along with his defense attorney, Deputy Public Defender Ellen Martin, and Chief Deputy Prosecutor Keven McIntosh.
On Tuesday, Superior Court Judge Dena Martin ordered the Greene County Probation Department to complete a pre-sentence investigation and evaluate Crowe for alternative sentencing.
Crowe is expected to plead guilty to possession of methamphetamine, a Level 5 felony, in the first case filed against him. Other counts and the second case, filed as a result of the chase through the woods on the day of his arrest, will be dismissed.
Under the terms of the agreement, Crowe will be sentenced to three years in the Indiana Department of Corrections with all but one year suspended. He’ll be given credit for days served – he has not bonded out and remains in the county jail, and can serve his time on work release if he’s eligible. Then he’ll serve the two suspended years on probation, must undergo an evaluation for substance abuse and complete any treatment deemed necessary.