Squatters send police on stolen car chase

Suspects who squatted in a home in Bremen, Indiana fled in this SUV with a Confederate flag front license plate on November 13, 2014. Photo courtesy Indiana State Police
Photo of a house in Bremen, Indiana where two squatters were found on November 13, 2014.
Photo of a house in Bremen, Indiana where two squatters were found on November 13, 2014. Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Police

BREMEN, Ind. (WANE) Two house squatters face several charges after they broke into a house in Bremen. When the caretaker for the home discovered the couple, the two then led police on a chase with a stolen car that ended in a field.

According to a press release from the Indiana State Police, the  caretaker stopped at the home on 402 North Kenilworth Road to clean and check in on the house. Richard Gee, 29, of Michigan City and Shannon Dixon, 25, of Argos were found sleeping in the upstairs bedroom.

The caretaker went back to her car and contacted police on her phone when the two subjects exited the house. The woman’s car blocked the suspect’s vehicle from leaving and Gee pulled out a gun and pointed it at her.

Gee and Dixon were able to get away through a nearby field. State police spent the next hour searching for the SUV, which was described as black with a Confederate flag front license plate. A detective with the state police saw the SUV at a Dollar Tree on U.S. 30 in Plymouth, which is a little more than ten miles from Bremen. Police tried to stop the driver, however, he fled and lead police on a ten minute chase. He was captured in a field off Lincoln Highway and the U.S. 31 overpass.

Both Gee and Dixon were taken to the Marshall County Jail and face several felony charges. State Police were called to the scene to dispose of meth objects that were found in the SUV. Police checked the records for the SUV and learned that it had recently been reported stolen out of Marshall County.

 

 

 

 

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