The Herald Bulletin

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Cops, courts and fires

July 11, 2013

Suspected shoplifter leads police on vehicle chase, manhunt

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ALEXANDRIA, Ind. —

The truck only went about 100 yards on the county road when the man bailed out of the vehicle and headed for a nearby wooded area. Several police units, including K-9 dogs, surrounded the area but couldn't find the suspect. One of the officers said he believed he saw a weapon in the man's possession, which is another reason the search was eventually called off.

"You have to think about safety in a moment like that, and even if it's just a possibility he has a weapon, we don't need to take any unwarranted risks," Burnett said.

Police have the suspect's car and returned the stolen items to Cox's. Burnett said $288 in merchandise was recovered from the truck.

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