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Police and fire


Man found after fleeing troopers

Police from several departments spent Tuesday afternoon looking for a man accused of beating an Albion woman and then trying to run over a state trooper at a traffic stop on a dead-end road in southern Noble County.

About 2 p.m., a state trooper saw a car that matched the description of one driven by 23-year-old Anthony M. McClellan, who was accused of battering a rural Albion woman earlier, according to the Indiana State Police.

In addition to the new allegations, McClellan was wanted on unrelated charges of methamphetamine possession, theft, domestic battery, driving while suspended, driving without a motorcycle license and driving without insurance, police said.

The trooper called for more officers and followed McClellan down a dead-end road near Big Lake before the trooper got out of his car and was almost run down, police said.

McClellan tried to run over the trooper as he got out of his car, according to Sgt. Ron Galaviz, spokesman for the state police.

The trooper shot an unknown number of rounds into McClellan’s car, though police do not think he was hit.

Several departments spent the next four hours looking for McClellan, prompting a lockdown of Big Lake Church of God Daycare and Preschool.

Police had McClellan in custody shortly before 9 p.m., according the Noble County Sheriff’s Department.