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Charges in Sports Car Thefts from Dealership

(La Porte, IN) - Charges have been filed in connection with vehicles stolen from a La Porte dealership several weeks ago.


Deon Evans made his initial appearance Friday in La Porte Circuit Court.  He was allegedly one of four people involved in stealing three Dodge Challengers and one Dodge Charger.  The thefts occurred in mid-April at La Porte Chrysler on Pine Lake Avenue.  The suspects got away despite being chased down U.S 35 and westbound on Interstate 94 by Police.


According to court documents, Evans was caught about three weeks later in Lake County

during a chase of a stolen Dodge pick-up truck.  Police say he had several guns on his possession at the time of his arrest.  The records stated the Indianapolis man also confessed to thefts at several other dealerships.


Here in La Porte, police say the vehicles were stolen from inside a service garage.  The garage was broken into by busting a window.


Evans could face anywhere from one to six years on the level 5 felony charge before La Porte Circuit Court Judge Tom Alevizos.

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