Noble County escapee captured at Angola Walmart

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NOBLE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A man who escaped from a Noble County Sheriff’s deputy’s squad car earlier this week has been captured.

Police went to serve an arrest warrant on David Ellis Hicks at a home in Kendallville on Monday according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Noble Circuit Court. Officers found Hicks hiding in a small space under the floorboards. After being ordered out, Hicks surrendered.

In the space where Hicks was hiding police found a glass pipe with what appeared to be meth inside.

After being arrested, Hicks was placed in the deputy’s squad car. After being read his Miranda rights and the charges he was facing, Hicks claimed there were drugs in a shed on the property and he asked officers to, “get them out for him.”

The affidavit goes on to note the deputy then closed the door of the squad car, locked it, and went to search the shed.

After the search, the deputy came back to find Hicks gone. The dashcam showed Hicks getting out of the car and running away with handcuffs on.

He managed to escape capture until he was spotted at the Walmart in Angola on Wednesday where he was again taken into custody.

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