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July 8, 2014

‘Dangerous’ suspect in police custody

TERRE HAUTE — A man sought by the Vermillion County Sheriff's Department has been nabbed by police in Indianapolis.

Robert Wilson, 37, now faces criminal charges in Marion County, as well as a parole violation.

Vermillion County Sheriff Robert J. Spence announced June 22 that Wilson was considered "armed and dangerous" after he allegedly threatened to shoot police and stated that he was not returning to prison.

An arrest warrant had been issued May 19 after Wilson failed to show up in Vermillion County for a court hearing on charges of driving while a habitual traffic violator, possession of marijuana and resisting law enforcement.

Spence announced Tuesday that Wilson had been arrested in Indianapolis, but he did not explain the circumstances of the arrest.

Wilson has multiple criminal convictions. According to the Indiana Department of Correction website, he was sentenced in 2011 to seven years in prison for dealing methamphetamine in Vigo County. He was sentenced to three years in prison in 2007 for driving after a lifetime suspension and possession of cocaine for convictions in Vigo County. He was sentenced to three years in prison in 2005 in a Vermillion County court for possession of precursors and maintaining a common nuisance.

No new court date in Vermillion County has been set for Wilson on his pending charges.


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