12/12/12 On Tuesday, December 11 at 10:15 am Marshall County police officers attempted to serve a Fulton County felony warrant on William R. Newman during a traffic stop. William Newman led Marshall County officers in a high speed vehicle pursuit along US 6 that ended in the area of 4th and Rose Road.
The suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Marshall County officers with the assistance from the Indiana State Police, Walkerton Police officers, Starke County Deputies, and LaPorte County Deputies, set up a perimeter and began tracking the suspect. The Marshall County K9 and an ISP K9 and a plane from the ISP also assisted in the search.
Monday night’s snow helped officers track the suspect but the extremely hilly terrain and wooded areas along with several 10′ to 15 ‘ tall deer fences in the area made it challenging for officers and K9 to keep up with Newman.
At this time, the suspect has not been located. William R. Newman is a 42 year old white male with thinning grey/black hair. He was last seen wearing a grey plaid hoodie.
Anyone with information or anyone who believes they may have come in contact with William Newman, should use caution and contact the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department at 936-3187 or call 9-1-1.
ISP officers were having a training day and that allowed them to dispatch eight additional officers to assist in the man hunt.
Although the number of officers involved in the search has been reduced, County Police officers are still out in the area searching for Newman.
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department alerted the school systems in the affected area and as a precaution the Plymouth Community Schools did a lockdown. Students were kept in their classrooms for just a short time until the school could determine the exact location of the manhunt. At the end of the school day John Glenn Schools took students home and if a parent was not at the home the child was returned back to the school as a safety measure.