(La Porte County, IN) A traffic stop by La Porte County Police early today yielded a man wanted in another county.
Deputy Alex Clemons was westbound on US 20 near CR 200 East when he began traveling behind a passenger vehicle that did not have a license plate affixed to the rear, police said. A traffic stop was initiated at the intersection of US 20 and Fail Road. The driver could not produce a form of identification but provided a name and date of birth, police said. Deputy Clemons attempted to confirm the driver’s identity through a computer check but he was unable to do so.
Deputies continued to investigate and positively identified the driver as Christian I. ROBINSON-TYLER, 33, of East Chicago. ROBINSON-TYLER’S drivers license was suspended and learned that he had a warrant out for his arrest by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department in Crown Point.
ROBINSON-TYLER was being held in the La Porte County Jail on charges of Identity Deception, Driving While Suspended with a Prior Conviction and being a fugitive. Eventually, he will be extradited to Lake County to face charges filed in that jurisdiction, police said.