Terre Haute Man Arrested Following Traffic Stop

(TERRE HAUTE) – A Terre Haute man that tried to run away from police during a traffic stop is now in jail.

A state trooper pulled over a Jeep early Wednesday morning because of broken tail lights.

Indiana State Police say during the traffic stop, a passenger in the back seat was acting very suspicious. When the officer went back to his car, the passenger got out of the Jeep and ran away.

Two other officers were able to stop the man, and arrest him. He was identified as Curtis Freeland, 34, of Terre Haute. In the backpack he left in the car, police found meth and a syringe. Police also found out Freeland was wanted in Shelby County for auto theft and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.

Freeland is now in the Vigo County Jail.