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Two County Pursuit Ends with Arrest

(La Porte County, IN) - A man wanted in three states was captured in a motor vehicle pursuit started by La Porte County Police.


According to the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office, 30-year old Andrew Waltz was at the Speedway station at U.S 35 and U.S 20 early Tuesday. After discovering the car was reported stolen, Deputy William Masterson tried stopping the vehicle in the gas station parking lot, but the driver fled eastbound on U.S. 20.


Police said the pursuit entered St. Joseph County and into South Bend, where stop sticks set out by South Bend Police flattened at least one of his tires at Western Avenue and Mayflower Road.


Police said Waltz, from Osceola, Indiana, climbed out of the vehicle and fled on foot but was quickly taken into custody. 


Waltz is wanted for undisclosed crimes in Elkhart County, Michigan, and Tennessee. He is now facing additional charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Stolen Property, Reckless Driving, and Driving on a Suspended License.


Waltz is being held in the La Porte County Jail without bond.

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