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Fugitive Turns Up in Traffic Stop

(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. 

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