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Charges Piling Up After Pursuit

(Michigan City, IN) - The heat has become hotter for a La Porte man accused of another recent encounter with law enforcement.


Matthew Murphy allegedly fled from the police last night before being caught in another jurisdiction. Murphy, 34, was in a GMC Sonoma when he failed to pull over after committing several traffic violations on the west side of Michigan City, per the authorities.


Police said the pursuit went outside the city limits and with help from the Porter County Sheriff’s Office the vehicle was stopped. Murphy is being held in the La Porte County Jail on a $15,000 bond on charges of resisting law enforcement and reckless driving.


He was charged a month ago (click here for that story) in connection with a stolen box truck containing items like an altered shotgun and drugs.  According to court documents, the truck belonging to Budget Rent-A-Car was reported stolen in La Porte and located in the driveway of a residence at 400 South, east of Kingsbury.


Murphy also has a possession of methamphetamine charge filed in September, along with charges of theft of a firearm and felon carrying a firearm from April still undecided by the court.

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