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State Police trooper makes Most Wanted arrest in Gary

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One of the U.S. Marshal’s Service’s Most Wanted--considered armed, reckless, and dangerous--was apprehended on Thursday by an Indiana State Police trooper in Gary, the ISP said.

According to the ISP, at 7:05 p.m. Trooper Alyssa Partyka was on patrol when she saw a 2003 Buick Century without a license plate southbound on Broadway. The Buick then turned east onto East 20th Place, where Partyka executed a traffic stop and made contact with its driver, who “verbally identified himself but fumbled with providing his date of birth and didn’t know his social security number.” The driver did say that his license was issued in Georgia and provided a title to the car, which he said he recently bought.

After receiving the Bureau of Motor Vehicle return from Georgia, Partyka noticed that the photo resembled the driver but he didn’t have the same facial tattoos, the ISP said. Given multiple opportunities to provide his correct information, the driver continued to provide his original information, at which time Partyka handcuffed him and placed him in custody on charge of identity deception, the ISP said.

En route to the Lake County Jail, the driver advised Partyka that he was “nationally wanted” and gave his true name: Andre R. Brunt, 43, wanted in Wisconsin, the ISP said. Brunt also advised that he was wanted by the U.S. Marshal’s Service and had been on the run since 1996, the ISP said.

“It was later confirmed that Brunt was wanted on multiple outstanding warrants from multiple agencies, which included armed robbery, felon in possession of a firearm, dangerous drugs, sexual assault, and forgery,” the ISP said.

Brunt has been incarcerated at the Lake County Jail.

 

Posted 3/16/2018

 
 
 
 

 

 

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