Stolen Ohio school bus stopped in Shelby County

Updated May 31st.

A driver is under arrest after a stolen school bus caused chaos in Shelby and Decatur counties Tuesday, crashing into police cars and other property.

According to the Indiana State Police, the bus was stolen in Cincinnati just after 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. Troopers say that the driver was outside of the bus when he saw it driven away. The owners used GPS onboard the bus to track it into Indiana and state police were alerted at about 10:15 a.m. State troopers and a Batesville officer found the bus headed westbound into Decatur County on Interstate 74. They tried to pull the bus over, but instead of stopping, the driver took off through Decatur and Shelby counties, even driving through fields and yards, causing damage. Several police vehicles were damaged in collisions with the bus.

The chase ended at about 11:15 a.m. near State Road 9 and Shelby County Road 25E, south of Shelbyville, when police used a tire-deflation device and then boxed the bus in.

No children were on the bus at the time it was stolen.

32 year old Chad A. Murdock of Cincinnati is facing charges of resisting law enforcement, criminal recklessness with a vehicle, possession of stolen property and criminal mischief.

Network Indiana and TTWN Media Networks Inc. contributed to this report. Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police.