Joint operation leads to Massachusetts murder arrest

CAMBRIDGE CITY – A joint operation between troopers from Indiana State Police Pendleton District and the US Marshall Fugitive Task Force lead to the arrest of a Massachusetts man wanted on a warrant for murder.

On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, Sergeant Brian Metcalfe, Master Trooper Patrick Yeend, and Trooper Avery Weisbrodt of the Indiana State Police Pendleton District were given information about Jason M. Palmer, 45, of Littleton, Massachusetts. 

Troopers were told Palmer was parked in the rear of the Sinclair Gas Station at State Road 1 and Interstate 70 (exit 137) in a semi-tractor trailer and had multiple felony warrants out of the State of Georgia.  Officers located the semi at the Sinclair Gas Station and conducted a high-risk traffic stop.  Palmer complied with the trooper’s commands and was taken into custody without incident on charges of murder, aggravated assault, and concealing a death.

There were no other occupants in the vehicle.

Palmer was taken to the Wayne County Jail and held with no bond pending extradition back to Georgia