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Two suspects charged with violating no travel order after police pursuit in stolen car

(L) Romano (R) Reading

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind.— Two suspects were arrested in La Porte County following a police pursuit, according to the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office.

On April 29 around 10:47 p.m., a deputy was sent to a home in the 9000 East block of C.R. 200 North regarding a stolen car.

The next morning, on April 30, around 5:30 a.m., a deputy on C.R. 300 East north of C.R. 300 South observed a car matching the description of the one reported stolen.

After a failed attempt at a traffic stop, the deputy began pursuing the vehicle into fields before the suspect car became stuck along railroad tracks.

The driver ran from the vehicle, police said.

A passenger, identified as Grant E. Romano, 26, was arrested and booked into the La Porte County Jail on suspicion of possession of a hypodermic syringe, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a narcotic drug and violation of the no travel order. 

After a search, the driver, identified as Kevin D. Reading, 25, was bitten by K-9 Jager and arrested, reports said.

Reading was taken to the hospital for medical treatment before being booked into the La Porte County Jail.

According to police, Reading now faces charges including auto theft, two counts resisting law enforcement, possession of methamphetamine, and violation of the no travel order. 

Both suspects are being held without bond.

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