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KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (WANE)  Kosciusko County officers arrested four people Tuesday, including two that were found inside a police officer’s personal vehicle.

Just before 1:00 Tuesday morning, police tried to pull over a vehicle heading into the town of Leesburg on State Road 15. The driver pulled over in the 300 block of East Van Buren Street and everyone inside fled the scene.quad-mugshot-kos-county

Sheriff’s deputies got a tip around 10:00 a.m. regarding one of the occupants. They took Brady Shepherd into custody after he apparently slept overnight in the gravel pit south of town.

About an hour later, officers were notified that a Warsaw police officer had discovered two individuals sleeping in his personal pickup truck, which was parked next to his squad at his home. Police took Bruce Kitson Tillman, Jr., 24, and Santana Ann Collingsworth, 20, into custody. Tillman and Collingsworth were arrested and preliminarily charged with resisting/fleeing law enforcement, as well as unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle. They are both currently being held on individual $10,000 bonds at the Kosciusko County Jail.

Information obtained during the apprehensions then led deputies and undercover officers to a location south of Warsaw involving a drug investigation. K.C.S.D. deputies, along with Warsaw Police Narcotic Unit & Kosciusko County Drug Task Force officers, arrested Jordan Joseph Schultz, 25, of Warsaw, on multiple charges.

Officials from the Department of Child Services were sent to the scene after officers located two children inside the home, which contained marijuana and manufactured methamphetamine. Schultz was arrested and preliminarily charged with felony neglect of dependents, possession of methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, along with an outstanding probation violation warrant.

Further investigation determined that Schultz had committed a domestic battery in the presences of minors on the previous night involving a female victim. He was additionally charged with that offense, along with felony strangulation. He’s currently being held on a $4,000 bond.

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