Foot Pursuit Lands Terre Haute Man in Jail

 Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Indiana State Trooper Rondell Shelton was traveling on 3rd Street near Margaret Avenue when a white Lincoln ran the red light at the intersection and had a near miss with Trooper Shelton’s fully marked State Police commission.  Trooper Shelton immediately activated his emergency lights to initiate a traffic stop.  The Lincoln pulled over and came to a stop.  Once coming to a stop a male driver quickly exited the vehicle, immediately running away from the scene on foot.  Trooper Shelton attempted to catch the driver of the Lincoln, but the driver was able to avoid apprehension.

Due to information obtained from a female passenger, Trooper Shelton was able to identify the male subject who ran as Corey A. Akons, 34, of Terre Haute, Indiana.  During the course of Trooper Shelton’s investigation it was also discovered that Akons had several warrants for his arrest out of Vigo County.  The search, initiated by Trooper Shelton and other Putnamville State 

Troopers, ensued for three hours before finally locating Akons at the Harrison apartment complex.   After locating Akons, he once again attempted to flee law enforcement.  At that time a taser was deployed and Akons was then apprehended into custody without further incident.  He was then taken to Regional Hospital for medical clearance.  Upon receiving medical clearance, Akons will then be transported to the Vigo County Jail.

Agencies Assisting:  Putnamville State Troopers, Terre Haute Police Department, West Terre Haute Police Department and the Vigo County Sheriff's Department. 

Arrested:  Corey A. Akons 34, Terre Haute

Domestic Battery Committed in the presence of a child less than 16, Level 6 Felony (warrant)

Resisting Law Enforcement (2 counts) Class A Misdemeanor

Operator Never Received a License, Class A Misdemeanor 

Invasion of Privacy, Class A Misdemeanor 

Disregarding a Red Light, Infraction 

No photo was available at the time of release. 

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.