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December 15, 2012

Fleeing man arrested near Montgomery

MONTGOMERY — MONTGOMERY – Justin A. Cole, 30, 5470S 1200E, Loogootee, was arrested Thursday afternoon after fleeing from an Indiana State Police trooper.

At approximately 3:52 p.m., Trooper Jarrod Lents attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a silver 2002 Toyota Corolla he had watched nearly drive off US 50 west of Sportsman’s Road.  As Lents attempted to stop the vehicle, Cole fled southbound on Sportsman’s Road. 

Approximately 1 mile later, Cole pulled into a driveway and exited the vehicle as if to flee on foot. Lents ordered Cole to stop, and two female passengers in the vehicle to stay where they were.  Off-duty Daviess County Deputy Troy Fuhs arrived a short time later and assisted taking the subjects into custody. 

Through the investigation Lents determined that the two females had not committed any crimes, and they were released. Cole, however, was found to be operating while intoxicated as well as driving while suspended. In addition, during the encounter he allegedly communicated several threats toward Trooper Lents.

Cole was arrested and taken to the Daviess County Security Center, where he was charged with intimidation, a Class D felony, and resisting law enforcement, driving while suspended and operating while intoxicated, all Class A misdemeanors. He was being held without bond.

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