Editor's note: The Fugitive of the Week will be an ongoing Sunday feature in The Times. All information for Fugitive of the Week is provided by the U.S. Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force.
Chauncey J. Prude Jr., 26, with ties to Gary and Valparaiso, is the United States Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force fugitive of the week.
Prude is 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs 260 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.
Prude is wanted by the LaPorte County Sheriff's Department for felony robbery and aggravated battery, the task force said. Prude also is wanted by the Porter County Sheriff's Department for felony drug dealing, according to the Marshals Service.
Anyone with information regarding Prude's whereabouts may contact task force investigators by calling toll free (888) 805-6119 or by texting “capture” to Tip411 (847411). All tipsters will remain anonymous.