Crawfordsville police are looking for a man who they believe fled from officers Sunday afternoon. 

Crawfordsville Police Chief Mike Norman said officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation at approximately 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Bluff and Garden streets on the city’s northwest side.

The vehicle allegedly continued westbound on Waynetown Road and reached speeds of more than 80 mph until it stopped on C.R. 275W near U.S. 136. The driver of the vehicle then fled on foot.

Based on information left at the scene, Norman said the driver is believed to be Franklin Thomas Rivenbark, 34, Crawfordsville. He is described as 5 foot, 11 inches tall, weighing 155 pounds with red hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information about Rivenbark’s location is asked to contact law enforcement at 765-362-3300.

Officers from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Fountain County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Natural Resources assisted Crawfordsville police on Sunday.

Rivenbark has pending charges of driving while suspended (prior), burglary and two counts of theft from an incident June 6. He posted a $15,000 surety bond June 24 and a jury trial is scheduled for Aug. 6 in Montgomery Circuit Court.

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