LaPorte Man Arrested after Alleged Assault

William McDaniel
William McDaniel

A LaPorte man was arrested Monday after he allegedly assaulted another person.

The victim told LaPorte police that he was driving on W. 10th St. when a vehicle passed him on the left and pulled in front of him. The victim stopped suddenly to avoid a rear-end collision. The victim recognized the suspect who ran back to the victim’s car after stopping. The suspect, identified as 26-year-old William McDaniel of LaPorte, allegedly opened the driver’s door and began to assault the victim. McDaniel was reportedly attempting to grab the keys from the ignition. The victim was able to fight off McDaniel but found his keys to be missing from the ignition.

McDaniel fled from the scene.

McDaniel was later located and arrested on a preliminary charge of Robbery, a Class B Felony. He is being held in the LaPorte County Jail on a $25,000 bond.