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K-9 Dog Helps Capture Fleeing Suspect

(Michigan City, IN) - A police dog helped capture a man during a pursuit in the Michigan City area over the weekend. 38-year-old Donald Helms of Michigan City is charged with resisting law enforcement, possession of methamphetamine, and other counts.


According to police, Sheriff’s Deputy Andy Hynek saw a vehicle veer over the center line early Sunday, June 14th on U.S 12 near the Michigan/Indiana state line. At one point during the 17-minute vehicle pursuit, the fleeing vehicle tires were flattened by stop sticks at Royal Road and Warnke Road in Michigan City on the city’s far east side. Police say the driver fled on foot and was chased by Sheriff's Deputy Andrew Hahn and his K-9 dog.


Police say the suspect hit the dog several times then was bitten by the K-9 dog several times.

Police say Helms was wanted by the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office prior to the chase.

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