Pair arrested after fleeing from troopers

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A Rome City man and a Kendallville woman were arrested Thursday after authorities said they fled from police who were trying to serve an arrest warrant.

Just after 10 a.m., Indiana State Police troopers and a Noble County Sheriff’s deputy went to a home in the 10700 block of Oak Knoll Road, near Jones Lake west of Rome City in Noble County, to serve a probation violation arrest warrant on 34-year-old Herbert A. Foote. 

As police arrived at the property, they spotted a maroon 2000 Chevrolet pickup, without a bed or license plate, approach then make a U-turn before it sped off in the opposite direction.

Police chased the pickup for seven minutes before the pickup drive off-road, state police said. The pickup lost its left front tire on the rough terrain and the truck flipped onto its side, police said.

At that point, police said the driver – later identified as Foote – and a passenger – 32-year-old Autumn L. Morphew – got out and ran off, police said.

Police used a drone and a K9 to track the pair for two hours. They were eventually found a mile and a half away, and taken into custody. It’s not known what charges they’ll face.

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