UPDATE-- The suspect's name has been released: Nathan T.Gabaldon-Curtis , 27, of Terre Haute , He is charged with armed robbery, resisting law enforcement, driving while suspended (prior), reckless driving, criminal mischief and operating a vehicle while intoxicated
According to Indiana State Police Trooper BJ Patterson, the suspect was treated and released from a local hospital for injury suffered to an ankle during the pursuit. He was booked into the Vigo Co. Jail around 3:45 a.m.
By Lucy Perry
Indiana Central News
A suspect linked to several armed robberies is in custody following a multi agency police pursuit in Terre Haute tonight.
The robbery spree began at Sycamore Apartments on the Indiana State University campus and ultimately ended at the Wabash River.
The suspect was described as a white male wearing a hospital mask and displaying a gun.
According to the Terre Haute Police Department, he then fled in the victim's white Ford Fusion around 8:50 p.m.. Just a few minutes later, a gas station at N.13th and Ft. Harrison was reported as robbed and then police received another report of a gas station robbery at another nearby gas station at N.25th Street and Ft. Harrison.
A high speed pursuit followed after an Indiana State Police trooper located the suspect vehicle on the city's north side and continued until it ended at the Wabash River near Cherry Street.
According to scanner reports, the suspect fell near the Wabash River before being apprehended. A trooper reported a a shoulder injury at the scene. The suspect was transported to a local hospital after falling about 20-feet into the river.
The Terre Haute Police Department investigation is ongoing at this time. More information will be released as the investigation permits.
Indiana State Police, Indiana State University Police, Vigo County Sheriff's Office, West Vigo Police and Terre Haute Fire Department crews assisted Terre Haute Police at the scene.
By Lucy Perry
Indiana Central News
A Rosedale man is in jail today after an armed Terre Haute resident called police when the suspect walked into his northside home last night.
Randall E. Myers, 38, was booked into the Vigo County Jail just before 3 a.m. He is charged with level 6 felony residential entry- break and enter dwelling.
Officers were dispatched to the home on First Avenue around 10:30 p.m.. The resident explained that the stranger had walked into the house uninvited and seemed intoxicated, according to the probable cause affidavit prepared by Officer Kurt Brinegar, of the Terre Haute Police Department.
The suspect was holding his jeans up with his hands when he blurted out, "What the f--- are you doing?" according to the report.
Quick thinking, the resident grabbed his handgun and ordered the suspect to leave at once.
"I had the gun, he didn't have anything. So, I knew I wasn't getting hurt," the resident told Indiana Central News following the incident.
A nearby witness, who had been standing outside by her vehicle, informed officers that the suspect was observed walking inside and then closing door behind him after entering the home.
Police located the suspect in the area of N. 13th and Locust Streets a short time later, where he was taken into custody.
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