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Most-wanted suspect caught slipping out window at apartment


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COLUMBUS, Ind. — A man labeled the most-wanted fugitive by local authorities was arrested after he tried to slip away from police through a window at a Columbus apartment complex.

Andy J. Hounshell, 28,was wanted on warrants from Bartholomew, Shelby and Hancock counties when police captured him late Thursday at Cambridge Square Apartments.

Bartholomew County Sheriff Mark Gorbett named Hounshell his most-wanted suspect Dec. 2.

Columbus Police Patrolman Toby Combest received an anonymous tip Thursday night saying police could find Hounshell at the apartments, Police Lt. Joe Richardson said.

Officers went to the apartment at 9:09 p.m. and surrounded the building. When Sgt. Morgan Horner knocked on the front door, Combest saw Hounshell trying to get out of apartment’s back window, Richardson said.

Hounshell went back inside and officers arrested him on the warrants and a preliminary charge of possession of methamphetamine, a Class D felony.

In Bartholomew County, Hounshell was wanted on a warrant and body attachment charging him with failure to appear in court on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence and a small claims issue.

Shelby County authorities had issued a warrant charging Hounshell with failure to appear in court on charges of identity deception and driving while suspended.

In Hancock County, Hounshell was wanted on two warrants charging him with dealing marijuana, possession of marijuana and failure to appear in court on a driving while suspended charge.

Hounshell was the 12th suspect named in the most- wanted program, started last year by the Sheriff’s Department. The other 11 also have been arrested.

 

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