Police ID man believed to be connected to Adams Co. hit and run crash

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ADAMS COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – The Adams County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public to help find a man believed to be connected to a weekend hit and run crash.

David Carter Hines (Courtesy of the Adams County Sheriff’s Department’s Facebook page)

Police are looking for David Carter Hines. A post on the department’s Facebook page said that Hines also has two active warrants out for his arrest, one felony and one misdemeanor, out of Adams County.

If you see Hines, call 911 immediately. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the department at 260-724-5345.


According to a post on the department’s Facebook page on Monday, just after 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, a dark blue Chevrolet passenger car, possibly a Cruse, was seen on surveillance footage pulling into and parking in the sales lot for CMA Auto. The vehicle met with another passenger car. The department said this second vehicle is the suspect vehicle: a silver/white Chevrolet (possibly a Malibu) with blacked out rims.

“The silver/white Chevrolet was being driven by a white male who appeared to have a goatee and was wearing a bright red Chief’s sweatshirt and blue jeans. The male exited his vehicle and got into the blue Chevrolet, and that vehicle left the scene,” the post said. The man was later identified as Hines.

A few hours later the blue car returned and dropped off the man. Both vehicles then left northbound from CMA Auto towards Berne.

The following evening around 9 p.m., the silver/white Chevrolet returned to CMA and parked in the same parking lot, the post said. No other vehicles met with the car this time.

Around 11:15 p.m. the car began driving north through the parking lot and crashed into two parked vehicles. The department said both parked vehicles are believed to be totaled with a loss of $10,000-$25,000. The car then backed away, turned around and the man exited the car.

“Surveillance footage appears to show him relieving himself in the middle of the driveway of the business, get back into his car, and again leave CMA Auto, northbound, towards Berne,” the post said.

The department said Hines has made no contact with CMA Auto regarding the damage.

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