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Off-duty trooper arrests 2 in Noble Co.

NOBLE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) - An off-duty Indiana State Trooper arrested two people Wednesday evening and spotting a wanted man in a car.

State police said Trooper Richard Williams was driving on State Road 9 around 5:50 p.m. when he spotted a man in a car wanted on an outstanding warrant. 

Williams was driving his fully marked police car when he turned around and attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver, 34-year-old Tony Jacobs. Investigators said Jacobs pulled into a driveway and Williams identified himself as a law enforcement officer. 

ISP said Jacobs took off running and Williams ordered a woman in the car to stay put. Williams then got back in his police car and drove to the next driveway to cut off Jacobs. At that point, police said Jacobs complied with Williams' orders and surrendered without incident. 

Jacobs was arrested and initially charged with being a 10-year habitual traffic offender, resisting law enforcement, and operating while intoxicated-refusal. Jacobs was also found to have an outstanding OWI warrant out of Noble County. ISP said Jacobs also had an arrest warrant out of LaGrange County for burglary and a parole violation warrant for burglary. 

During the investigation, Jacobs was also found to be in illegal possession of a fentanyl patch. 

His passenger, Melissa A. Johnson, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and for having an arrest warrant out of Noble County for OWI. 

Both were taken to the Noble County Jail.


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