State Police Investigating LaPorte County Homicide


Formal charges are pending against a homicide suspect in LaPorte County. The Indiana State Police Criminal Investigation Division is investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred Sunday afternoon in Trail Creek. Police there got a 911 call just before 1 p.m. about an argument at a home in the 100 block of Hummingbird Drive. During the telephone conversation, authorities say someone yelled into the phone that it had turned into a stabbing.

When Trail Creek Police arrived a short time later they found Thomas Arndt, 54, of Michigan City, lying on the front lawn with numerous wounds. A machete was found stuck in the ground nearby. Arndt was pronounced dead at Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Michigan City.

Police say the fight started over property. The suspect’s name has not been released since formal charges have not yet been filed.