Sunday, March 10, 2019 at approximately 08:13 am Newton county Sheriff’s Deputy Wallace attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black Chevrolet Malibu for a moving violation on US 41 just south of Morocco.


When Deputy Wallace activated his emergency lights, the vehicle acted as if it were pulling over, it then continued northbound on US 41.  The vehicle now showed no intentions of stopping and refused to yield to emergency lights and siren.


 The vehicle ran out of gas on US 41 and 157th Avenue in Lake County.  The driver identified as Javis D. Hall (30 years old of Gary, IN) was taken into custody without any incident. It was found that his two daughters, ages 4 and 8 were also inside of the vehicle during this encounter. Hall was found to be in possession of a controlled substance.


Hall was transported to the Newton County Jail on probable cause for:  Reckless Driving, Criminal Recklessness with a motor vehicle, Resisting Law enforcement with a motor vehicle, child endangerment, and possession of a controlled substance.


Department of Children Services was contacted regarding the children.  They were provided with a meal and released to their mother.


All suspects are considered innocent unless/until proven guilty in a court of law.

Assisting agencies, Schneider PD, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lowell PD, Indiana DNR, and Cedar Lake PD.

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