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Fugitive Hiding in Barn Captured

(La Porte County, IN) - Police reeled in a suspected drug-using fugitive found hiding in a Michigan City area barn. Timothy Witten, 29, of Kingsford Heights, is charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle.


According to the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office, deputies went to the 6900 block of West Red Apple Drive in Coolspring Township to arrest Witten on a warrant for violating probation. Officers had reason to believe Witten had just fled inside the barn.


Officials gave Whitten loud verbal commands to come out with his hands up and threatened him with possible use of a taser gun if he didn’t reveal himself. Instead, Witten appeared from the corner of the barn where he had been hiding underneath items.


Whitten was found with .06 grams of methamphetamine, two hypodermic needles, and $620 in cash. According to court records, Witten has a criminal record for theft and battery. 

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