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Man wrestles with police, tries to hide needle in squad car after arrested

A man is behind bars after a trooper had to wrestle the suspect to the ground while trying to arrest him, according to Indiana State Police.

Posted: Dec. 17, 2018 11:01 AM
Updated: Dec. 17, 2018 12:31 PM

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (WLFI) — A man is behind bars after a trooper had to wrestle with the suspect while trying to arrest him, according to Indiana State Police. The man then allegedly tried to hide needles in the seat of a police car while the officer took him to jail. 

It happened Sunday on Water Street in Crawfordsville. That's on the west side of the city near Main Street.

Around 5:30 p.m., ISP said an officer pulled over 38-year-old Curtis Olinger of Crawfordsville for a routine traffic stop. Olinger told the trooper his license was suspended. The trooper then suspected criminal activity inside the car and asked Olinger to get out.

Olinger stepped out of the car and took off running. The trooper caught him after a short chase and took him into custody. A smoking pipe that allegedly contained meth residue was found inside Olinger's coat, according to ISP. 

Olinger was taken to the Montgomery County Jail. While on the way, the officer observed Olinger attempting to hide a needle under the seat of the trooper's car. Olinger is facing five preliminary charges including:

Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of Paraphernalia
Possession of Hypodermic Needle
Obstruction of Justice
Resisting Law Enforcement

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