Indiana State Police locates out of state runaway during a traffic stop

MITCHELL – On Wednesday afternoon, Indiana State Police Bloomington District A.C.E.S. (All Crimes Enforcement Section) Sergeant, Greg Day, conducted a traffic stop along State Road 37, just north of Mitchell. 

During the course of the traffic stop, the driver was identified as 18-year-old Chase Conn, of Paoli.  It was discovered that Conn had never obtained a driver’s license and had a driving status of suspended with a prior conviction.

A 17-year-old female passenger was in the vehicle.  When Sgt. Day conducted a check on her name, he discovered that she was a missing runaway from Carmi, Illinois.  She had been reported as missing in June of 2021.

Conn was issued a summons for operating a vehicle while never licensed and driving while his driver’s license was suspended with a prior conviction.

 The female was taken into custody and eventually released to her legal guardians from Illinois.

Sgt. Day was assisted by Troopers Sam Gillespie and Cody Brown, along with Lawrence County Juvenile Probation.

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