Man arrested after 100 mph chase, 3-hour search

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An Elkhart County man has been arrested after police said he took officers on a 100-mph chase around Waterloo then hid for 3 hours before he was eventually found on the porch of a home.

Just after 1:30 a.m. Monday, a Waterloo town marshal tried to stop a vehicle for speeding along U.S. 6 just east of Interstate 69. The silver 2009 Pontiac did not stop, however, and sped east on U.S. 6, according to a police report.

The Pontiac then made its way to C.R. 28 where it reach speeds of 90-100 mph, the report said. The vehicle eventually went off the road two miles east of Waterloo, and the driver ran off, police said.

Police searched for the driver for three hours, the report said. He was eventually found “hiding inside an enclosed residential porch without the homeowners knowledge,” the report said.

Austin Ray Troxell, 23, of Bristol was taken into custody and booked into the DeKalb County Jail on charges of fleeing law enforcement with a vehicle, resisting law enforcement, leaving the scene of an accident, driving while license suspended, theft, and residential entry.

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