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Elkhart man arrested after police chase, multitude of charges

One man was arrested in Elkhart after a police chase Sunday, winding up with collection of charges. 

Officers from the Elkhart Police Department say at approximately 4:22 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle in the 400 block of North Main Street. 

The vehicle briefly stopped then sped away through an alley, leading police on a chase. 

According to authorities, the vehicle driven by 30-year-old Joshua Patton, slid on the snow covered roadway and struck a snow bank. 

Patton then allegedly exited the vehicle and fled on foot and was shortly captured by officers. 

Police say Patton was allegedly in possession of a needle, paraphernalia, marijuana, and a loaded handgun with a scratched off serial number. 

Patton did not have a valid driver’s license and was previously convicted of a felony. 

Officials report Patton was arrested for two counts of resisting law enforcement, possession of an altered handgun, possession of a handgun by a felon, paraphernalia, possession of a syringe, operating a vehicle without a license, and driving while suspended. 

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