By SERGEANT RON GALAVIZ
Public Information Office, Indiana State Police-Fort Wayne District 22
A 27-year-old man who was being sought by Noble County authorities was arrested the evening of Dec. 16 after leading an Indiana State Police Trooper on a short vehicle and subsequent foot pursuit.
According to Trooper Mike Carroll, at approximately 5:10 p.m., he observed a vehicle turn south onto SR 3 from Drake Road. The vehicle fit the description of one allegedly driven by Duane David Mayfield, 27, who had multiple felony warrants issued for him in Noble County. When Carroll ran a check on the license plate displayed on the vehicle, he learned that the plate had been reported as stolen.
As Carroll activated his red and blue emergency lights, the driver of the vehicle, who turned out to be Mayfield, accelerated and led Carroll in and around streets near East Noble High School. Mayfield then drove into the Maple Grove Mobile Home Park where he and his passenger jumped out and ran on foot in the 500 block of Red Oak Drive.
Mayfield was caught by Carroll and an officer from the Kendallville Police Department. The passenger, Cody William Black, 22, of Kendallville was found by Doug Davis of the Kendallville Police Department laying down in a field trying to hide.
Mayfield was incarcerated in the Noble County Jail on preliminary charges of felony resisting law enforcement and possession of methamphetamine. Additional charges may be levied by Noble County Prosecutor Steven Clouse after reviewing Carroll’s case. Black was also incarcerated on preliminary charges of misdemeanor resisting law enforcement and felony possession of paraphernalia. The Noble County Sheriff Department also assisted.