Knox man still on the loose after stealing police cruiser while handcuffed
LAPORTE, Ind. -- Right now the search is on for a fugitive. Police say 22-year-old William Blankenship was handcuffed when he managed to steal a police car Tuesday evening.
It happened after Blankenship was stopped police near a Family Express gas station in the town of Kouts, Indiana. Blankenship was arrested and put in the squad car after an officer found drugs in his car and that is when police took off in the cruiser.
Police searched all night for Blankenship and the patrol car, along with the officer's two guns. Early Wednesday morning police found the vehicle, with the weapons inside, in the southern part of La Porte County.