One suspect caught, another still on the loose after manhunt in Southern Indiana - WDRB 41 Louisville News

One suspect caught, another still on the loose after manhunt in Southern Indiana

Fox 41 News was there as southern Indiana police captured a suspected serial burglar during a massive manhunt Tuesday night.  Another suspect remains on the loose.  It happened near Valley City in southern Harrison County.

Police have not yet identified the two suspects but say they are wanted for a series of home break-ins stretching three counties in both Kentucky and Indiana.  It started with a car chase in Brandenburg, Kentucky.  That led authorities here to southern Harrison County in Indiana.  The two suspects ditched their green Jeep Grand Cherokee and took off.

From there, authorities blocked off roads as officers from a half dozen agencies searched this wooded area by air and ground, often times with assault rifles drawn.  Shirley Coffman spotted one of the suspects and drew police to this area.  Coffman says, "Those green bushy trees over there. He run into them but he was headed slanted that way."

Coffman owns 110 acres of property.  She feared the suspects could have been anywhere.  "The cops was here and my grandkids was here and they told us to go inside and lock the doors." Coffman continued.

Authorities believe the two men are responsible for home break-ins in three counties spanning both Kentucky and Indiana.  Among the stolen items include guns and a pickup truck.

Sheriff Butch Kerrick says, "They had a pattern.  They had a pattern of specific days of the week they were hitting Meade County or they were hitting Harrison or Crawford County."

As officers began to disband and as the search was called off they get a tip.  A neighbor calls 911 and says he saw one of the suspects dart across the road and run towards a house.

They apprehended a man who was returning to retrieve his SUV.  Daniel Pollock met the suspect a few months ago.  Pollock says, "He said he would give me $60 to run him down to Coffman's and I said no man I'm sorry.  Then the cops pulled up and he said I'm busted.  I said man just stay here quit running."

Pollock said he is not sure what motivated this man to run.  Pollock says, "I don't know why he is doing it. I look at my wife and kids and I work. He should work just like everyone else do."

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