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Manhunt for domestic battery suspect comes up empty

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) - Police in DeKalb County searched for a suspect in a domestic battery for more than an hour Thursday morning before the manhunt was eventually called off.

DeKalb County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Todd McCormick told WANE 15 that around 7:30 a.m., police were called to the 1300 block of Quincy Street in Altona, just west of Garrett, to investigate a domestic battery. Once they arrived, officers found the victim, but the other person involved had left the property.

Police later learned the suspect had left toward the CSX Railroad tracks behind the property. 

At that point, a perimeter was set up in the area, and K9s from the sheriff's department and Auburn Police were called in to search. The Noble County Sheriff's Department's drone was also used.

After an hour and a half, police called off the search after "all efforts to locate the male were exhausted," the sheriff's department said.

Charges are expected to be filed against the suspect, who was not identified or described. 

The condition of the victim was not released.

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