MONTICELLO, Ind. (WLFI) — A couple, with two different spellings of their last name, has been arrested after an odd encounter with police on Lake Freeman.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resouces said 46-year-old Peter Lassale crashed with a conservation officer on the lake, ran away and then hid as his wife fought officers.
On Saturday, officers tried to pull over a personal watercraft after noticing it didn't have registration displayed. That's when officers said Lassale, who was driving, crashed with the officer.
Lassale then fled to shore and hid in a home on Orchard Court. While police were trying to get him out, they say his wife, 36-year-old Renata LaSalle, came back to shore and started fighting with an officer.
Police forced entry to the home after the man reportedly said he was getting a gun.
Lassale and LaSalle, both of Chesterton, face preliminary charges. Lassale faces a misdemeanor charge of Boating While Intoxicated and felony charges of Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle and Intimidation. LaSalle faces misdemeanor charges of Boating While Intoxicated and Resisting Law Enforcement, and a felony charge of Battery on Law Enforcement. Additional charges are possible.
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