Noble Co. police use drone to help capture suspect
Thursday Mar 16, 2017 5:45am
By: Tim Murray
ALBION – The Noble County Sheriff's Department used their new drone to help apprehend a suspect in a pursuit Wednesday evening.
Responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the Town of Albion just before 9:30 p-m, sheriff's deputies and Albion Police spotted the vehicle commit several traffic violations. When they attempted to stop the vehicle it fled, eventually crashing at River Road and County Road 100 North.
The suspect fled on foot, prompting officers to set up a perimeter and bring in police dogs and the drone.
They say it was the drone's thermal imager that led them to where 40-year-old Michael Jacobs of Wolf Lake was hiding.
Police took Jacobs to Parkview-Noble Hospital for treatment and then to the Noble County Jail on a charge of resisting law enforcement.