Man arrested for previously fleeing traffic stop

Mishawaka Police Department: Randall Joe Finney

MISHAWAKA, Ind. - Mishawaka Police Department confirms a suspect who allegedly fled a traffic stop on May 27, has officially been arrested after a tip on the morning of Sunday, June 9.

Authorities received a tip that 51-year-old Randall Joe Finney of Mishawaka was the passenger in a blue ford SUV heading to Wal-Mart on Indian Ridge Boulevard.

Around 1:15 a.m., the SUV was stopped by Mishawaka Police.

The SUV was stopped near the intersection of North Main Street and Indian Ridge Boulevard.

The report says several officers were on the scene when Finney attempted to run from police.

Police say Finney didn't make it far and was tased due to what authorities describe as resistive behavior.

Finney was arrested and taken to the hospital for treatment of the taser probes.

He was subsequently taken to the St. Joseph County Jail.

Finney was positively identified by Mishawaka Police Department Detectives.

Felony and misdemeanor warrants were issued for his arrest after his initial fleeing from a traffic stop.

Finney was originally pulled over by Patrol First Class Maria Duncan Monday, May 27, around 9:39 p.m., in the 3600 block of Grape Road, when authorities say he fled.

Duncan pursued Finney who continued south on Grape Road when he ran a red light at the intersection of Grape Road and McKinley Avenue, according to the report.

The report states at this time, Duncan entered the intersection and was struck on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Finney evaded police at that time, while Duncan was taken to the hospital, treated, and released.

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