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State Trooper Fends off Violent Suspect

(Porter County, IN) - An Indiana State trooper held his own but was injured while fending off a suspect Wednesday morning.


At about 10:30 a.m. police pulled over a 2008 Ford Explorer on I-94 a few miles west of the LaPorte County Line.  The driver, 29-year-old Kyle T. Wright of Indianapolis, had an outstanding felony warrant.  While being taken into custody, Wright resisted arrest and allegedly tried to take the trooper’s handgun from its holster. 


Despite rips to his uniform and damaged equipment, the trooper was able to subdue Wright. According to police, the trooper sustained injuries to both of his hands. He was treated and released from the hospital.


A search of Wright’s vehicle turned up a loaded 9MM handgun with an extended magazine, along with suspected marijuana. 


Wright was charged with four felonies and three misdemeanors.

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