One accused of refusing to stop after an accident

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ind. – One person was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly refusing to stop after an accident, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department reported.

At 9:38 p.m., police were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident near the intersection of U.S. 6 and Michigan Road/Old U.S. 31 in Lapaz.  

When officers arrived, they located one vehicle with extensive damage.

The driver of that vehicle and three passengers were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

A second vehicle involved in the crash, described as a silver Chevy Impala, had allegedly left the scene before law enforcement arrived.

A short time later, officers with the Walkerton Police Department located the Impala on Stanton Road in St. Joseph County.

Police then received a report of a stolen vehicle on Stanton Road in the vicinity of the location of the Impala.

Police checked the address of the registered owner of the Impala and located the stolen vehicle from St. Joseph County at that residence, according to reports.

The registered owner, identified as 28-year-old Joseph Slisz of Walkerton, was taken into custody and taken to the Marshall County Jail.

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