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Suspect in 15 Mile Chase Identified

(La Porte, IN) - A man allegedly chased by police for 15 miles before caught in La Porte has been identified.


37-year old Martin DeValois is accused of fleeing during a traffic stop Friday on Range Road near 800 North.  Police say he was pulled over for tailgating a semi-truck on U.S 20.  The suspect veered into fields and back onto the pavement at several different locations during the pursuit.


Eventually, he was caught in the City of La Porte.  Police say he crashed into a snow bank at a dead end on Pennsylvania Ave. near Craven Pond.


DeLavois is charged with resisting law enforcement and serious violent felon in possession of a firearm.  Police say he is from Braidwood, Illinois.

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