Gary man arrested near Michigan City after foot chase

2014-01-13T22:00:00Z Gary man arrested near Michigan City after foot chaseStan Maddux Times Correspondent
January 13, 2014 10:00 pm  • 

A parolee from Gary was arrested near Michigan City following a foot pursuit for allegedly carrying a gun.

According to LaPorte County authorities, an officer responded to a report of a suspicious male Friday along U.S. 20 near Evergreen Plaza.

Police said the man started running and Deputy Andrew Morse, with his K-9 dog "Jager," discovered a pair of handcuffs in a driveway along with a wallet belonging to Tracy Smith.

Investigators said Smith jumped a fence but was found hiding under a wooden fence.

The gun he was allegedly carrying was found sticking up above the snow in a backyard nearby.

Police said he's charged with serious violent felon in possession of a handgun, a Class B felony, along with Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement.

His prior records includes a robbery conviction from 1994, police said.

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