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Trooper Catches Suspect with Farmers Help

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): An Indiana State Police Trooper catches a suspect with the help of a local farmer in a tractor.


Lieutenant Chad Larsh was driving to a meeting last week in Kosciusko County when an erratic driver caught his attention. The driver pulled over, parked in a driveway and then took off running through a farm field.  

Larsh was following the man in his car when he was contacted by state police dispatch. The dispatcher informed Larsh that they were talking to the farmer that was plowing the field the suspect was running through. The farmer, who had called in on his cell phone, offered to help out and picked up Larsh on the side of the road. The farmer drove Larsh through the field to the suspect where the man surrendered. 

The suspect was identified as 41-year-old Jacob Miller of Plymouth. He allegedly admitted that he got scared when he saw the police car because he was on probation and had a suspended driver’s license. Miller was arrested for resisting arrest and driving while suspended. 


The arrest was photographed from the air by ISP Master Trooper Dan Ringer who happened to be flying his personal aircraft in the area at the time. 

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