A Cromwell man was arrested late Saturday night by an Indiana
Conservation Officer after he was caught illegally hunting.
Around 5 p.m. Saturday, an Indiana Conservation Officer on patrol
came across a vehicle near Durham Lake, which directed his attention
to a hunter coming out from the woods.
identified as Charles E. Norris, 29, of 9925 E. Camelot Rd.,
Cromwell, was discovered to be wanted on a warrant out of Whitley
Two additional Conservation Officers arrived to
assist with the arrest, but Norris fled prior to being handcuffed.
After a short foot pursuit, Norris continued to resist Conservation
Officers who fought to place him in handcuffs.
at the Kosciusko County Jail, Norris attempted to escape by jumping
from the slowly moving police vehicle and running away on foot while
his hands were handcuffed behind his back. Norris was chased
down a second time by Conservation Officers and escorted back to the
A search of Norris’ criminal history finds that he was
convicted on 17 counts of burglary in Whitley County and, most
recently, a warrant for his arrest was issued earlier this month for
the violation of probation.
In addition to being held on the
outstanding warrant, Norris was arrested for resisting law
enforcement, escape from lawful detention, possession of cocaine,
failure to procure a resident hunting license, and being a felon in
possession of a handgun.
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