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Arrest in Two County Chase

The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) announces the arrest of Asia L. Jeter (35) of South Bend.     


LCSO deputies were advised that the Berrien County Michigan Sheriff’s Department had initiated a motor vehicle pursuit in their county/state.  LCSO Deputies learned that Berrien County authorities had attempted to check on the occupants of a vehicle, but the vehicle fled causing the pursuit.  


A short time later, Captain Andrew Hynek observed the vehicle traveling south on CR 500 East near CR 700 North.  He attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle. However, the vehicle fled again.  The vehicle pursuit traveled through Rolling Prairie and then west on US 20. 


Near the intersection of US 20 and Range Road, two sets of tire deflation devices were deployed by assisting deputies.  The fleeing vehicle struck the tire deflation devices.  The vehicle dramatically slowed and eventually stopped on US 20, east of Wilhelm Road. 


JETER, the driver, was positively identified at La Porte Hospital while she was being medically treated.  Once identified, deputies learned JETER was a wanted person by authorities in St. Joseph and Lake Counties. 


JETER was discharged and then transported to the La Porte County Jail (LCJ).  JETER was booked into the LCJ for the following charges:


  • Resisting Law Enforcement – Level 6 Felony
  • Identity Deception – Level 6 Felony
  • Driving While Suspended (Prior Conviction) - Class A Misdemeanor
  • Reckless Driving – Class C Misdemeanor
  • Wanted Person Holds – St. Joseph County and Lake County

JETER remains housed in the LCJ and is being held without bond. 



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