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Man and Woman Arrested on Multiple Charges by Off Duty Trooper
Thursday Jun 14, 2018 6:45am
Albion, IN

An off duty Indiana State Trooper with a keen eye recognized a wanted man who was driving with a female companion on State Road 9 near Chain-O-Lakes State Park earlier Wednesday evening.

According to Trooper Richard Williams, at approximately 5:48 p.m., he saw 34 year old Tony Jacobs driving southbound on State Road 9 near County Road 75 S in a 2002 Toyota passenger car. Williams, who was driving a fully marked Indiana State Police car, turned around to go after Jacob's vehicle.

Jacobs allegedly pulled into a driveway in the 1200 block of south State Road 9 and got out of the car. When Williams reached the driveway, he identified himself as a State Trooper at which point, Jacobs took off running. Williams ordered the passenger, 38 year old Melissa A. Johnson to stay in the vehicle. He then got back in his police car and drove to the next driveway, cutting off Jacobs' escape route as he was running through the ditch.

Jacobs complied with Williams verbal commands and was taken into custody without further incident. Further investigation revealed that Johnson was in illegal possession of a fentanyl patch and was also wanted on an arrest warrant out of Noble County for Operating While Intoxicated. She was also taken into custody without incident.

Both were incarcerated in the Noble County Jail.

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