Fugitive Apprehended in LaPorte County

Donald Newland
Donald Newland

A fugitive is behind bars in LaPorte County, thanks to the collaborative efforts of federal and local law enforcement. Members of the Fugitive Apprehension Street Team with assistance from a LaPorte County Sheriff’s K-9 arrested 33-year-old Donald Newland at a home in the 4800 block of North 700 East in LaPorte County.

A LaPorte County Sheriff’s Deputy who is assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force spotted Newland in a vehicle near the residence around 2 p.m. Monday. He fled but circled back to the home, went inside and hid, according to the incident report.

Several deputies responded, and K-9 Argo found Newland hiding in a small cubbyhole concealed by a plywood door near the fireplace.

Newland was wanted for revocation of a suspended sentence for a previous burglary charge. He’s also being held for St. Joseph County authorities on a theft warrant. He’s jailed without bond due to the charges.

LaPorte County Sheriff John Boyd credits the collaborative efforts of the task force, which includes members of the Michigan City Police Department and U.S. Marshal’s Office, and quick response from the department’s patrol shifts for Newland’s successful apprehension.