Tag Archives: Traffic stop

Indiana State Trooper ArrestsMan Wanted by Homeland Security

9 Dec

Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM, Indiana State Police Trooper Yan Dravigne stopped a black Nissan SUV on eastbound Interstate 70 near the 45 mile marker for following vehicles too closely.
During the traffic stop, the front seat male passenger identified himself with an expired Guatemalan identification card. A routine computer check revealed the man was wanted on an active felony immigration warrant. Apparently the man had committed felony battery and felony DUI charges in the past and was deported from the United States. The man is alleged to have reentered the US illegally and found to be wanted during today’s traffic stop. He is currently held in the Putnam County Jail without bond on a Department of Homeland Security detention and removal order.
Arrested: Mario Arturo Lucas Ramos, age 42, of Douglasville, Georgia.
Any questions concerning the Department of Homeland Security detention and removal order, Ramos’s past criminal arrests or the expired Guatemalan ID should be directed to that agency, the DHS.
The driver was cited for following too closely and released.

2 Men Arrested for Shooting Deer Decoy

25 Nov

Covington, IN – Indiana Conservation Officers arrested Charles D. Hayes II, 21, of Danville, IL and Brandon L. Gates, 21, of Perrysville, IN after they shot a deer decoy and led officers on a pursuit that crossed state lines late Saturday night. After receiving several complaints of shots fired from the roadway in rural Fountain County, Indiana Conservation Officers placed a deer decoy at the location. Shortly after 10:00 p.m., a black Dodge pickup pulled up and shined the decoy. A few seconds later a single gunshot rang out from the vehicle. Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop and led officers on a pursuit that crossed into Vermillion County, Illinois before the vehicle enter back into Indiana on US136 and pulled over. Both occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody and transported to the Fountain County Jail without incident.
Hayes II and Gates are facing multiple misdemeanor fish and wildlife violations along with felony fleeing in a motor vehicle.