Twin Hobart brothers arrested in New Chicago after chase

2014-05-05T07:47:00Z 2014-05-05T22:10:18Z Twin Hobart brothers arrested in New Chicago after chaseTimes Staff
May 05, 2014 7:47 am  • 

NEW CHICAGO | A Hobart man wanted on two warrants was arrested along with his twin brother Friday night after he fled from police during a traffic stop in New Chicago, police said.

Troy Newman, 39, of Hobart was arrested and charged with resisting law enforcement and on warrants for criminal conversion and a probation violation stemming form a burglary charge, Indiana State Excise Police said.

Excise police on patrol Friday night near A 2 Z Liquors, 200 W. 37th Ave. saw the driver a Chevrolet Camero disregard a stop sign and fail to signal a turn, police said.

When officers stopped the car, Newman fled on foot.

Troy Newman's twin brother, Trent Newman of Hobart, remained in the car, police said. 

Officers from the Lake County Sheriff's Department's K9 unit and the Lake Station and New Chicago police departments joined excise police in searching for Troy Newman.

Troy Newman was found at an apartment two blocks from the traffic stop, police said. Trent Newman was charged with criminal and false informing, police said.

Both were transported to the Lake County Jail.

"State excise police officers are committed to promoting public safety through their enforcement efforts at locations that sell alcohol and tobacco products," Superintendent Matt Strittmatter said. "Excise officers will continue to work with local law enforcement agencies to keep Indiana communities safe."

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