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Deputies arrest man on weapons charge, violation of no travel order

A man was arrested on weapons charges and violating the governor's no travel order following reports of shots fired Tuesday morning, according to the La Porte County Sheriff's Office.

Around 11:30 a.m., deputies were dispatched to US 20 and CR 350 East for a shots fired complaint.

Deputies were told one of the vehicles allegedly involved, a green pickup truck, left the scene and was traveling west on US 20.

A deputy spotted the vehicle, which was speeding, reports said.

At US 20 and US 35, two deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.

The driver was identified as 22-year-old Wesley Rivera-Colon of Goshen Indiana.

Rivera Colon was taken into custody during the traffic stop. He has been preliminarily charged with criminal recklessness, possession of a handgun without a license and violation of no travel order, executive order 20-08.

Rivera Colon was released from the La Porte County Jail on Wednesday after posting bond.

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