On June 17, 2019 at 6:20am, Newton County Dispatch received a report of a single vehicle crash on US 41 near CR 300W (north of the Morocco overpass).


A  Watseka, Il man witnessed the crash and called 9-1-1.  As the witness was checking on the driver of the crashed vehicle, the driver displayed a gun and forced the Watseka man to drive him in his car.  The Watseka man complied and drove the suspect from the crash scene. 


Within a few miles, the suspect released the Watseka man, unharmed.  The suspect then fled east in the stolen vehicle.


About 8:25am, the suspect was involved in a short pursuit in Marshall County near Plymouth, IN.  He crashed the stolen vehicle and was taken into custody.


Anyone that witnessed the Morocco crash or carjacking should call 219-474-6081 EXT 3108 to speak to Deputy Fellmy.


This case remains an active investigation.  Additional details are expected to be released within 24 hours.


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


Assisting agencies: Newton County EMS, Newton County EMA, Morocco Fire,  Jasper County Sheriff, Marshall  County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana State Police, Cedar Lake Police and Lake County Sheriff’s Office.


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