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Second Suspect Arrested After Found Walking Down Ind. 37
Updated December 12, 2014 6:49 AM | Filed under: Crime
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Jason Dale Blake
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Richard L. Cobb

(MITCHELL) - Two Mitchell men are now in custody after a day-long manhunt.

Officers arrested 46-year-old Richard L. Cobb and 40-year-old Jason Dale Blake, both of Mitchell.

Blake was arrested after police received an anonymous tip.

Mitchell police took Blake into custody just after 5:30 p.m. after they found him walking on State Road 37 near Mitchell.

Both men are considered persons of Interest in the attempted vehicular assault against a state trooper this morning. Blake is also wanted on a Lawrence County warrant for a probation violation.

The manhunt for the two men began just before 9:30 a.m. after a trooper attempted to stop the men who were in a green Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck for a seat belt violation on Mill Creek Road.

After initially refusing to stop, the driver led the trooper to the Lehigh Cement Plant near Mitchell.

Once the pickup stopped, the driver waited for the trooper to walk up and, without warning, the driver attempted to run over the trooper. The trooper was not hit and proceeded to give chase.

The pickup truck was located shortly thereafter, unoccupied near the Lehigh Plant, off of Meridian Road just north of Ind. 60.

Police searched the Mill Creek Road area and set up a perimeter that includes Mill Creek, Lawrenceport and Sams roads and part of Lehigh Cement Company property. Mitchell Community Schools and Spring Mill State Park was place on lockdown as a precautionary measure, while officers, K-9s and an ISP helicopter search the Mitchell area.

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