(Decatur, IN)- (1-8-21) Last night at approximately 10:00 pm, Indiana State Police Trooper Anthony Repass conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle equipment violation on US 27 in Decatur, a stop that most people would consider to be a rather routine matter. Troopers regularly conduct traffic stops for equipment violations, such as inoperable lighting required by law, especially at night time when these violations are more obvious and may create safety issues for other motorists on the roadway.
During the course of this traffic stop, the driver, Tyler Alt (25) of Kendallville, IN, apparently became non-compliant with Trooper Repass’s basic verbal commands, and after asking Alt to exit the vehicle, the non-compliant behavior continued and quickly escalated to physical resistance. Trooper Repass ended up having to escort Alt to the ground where he was then able to more effectively gain control and place Alt in handcuffs. Neither Alt nor Trooper Repass were injured during the altercation.
Further investigation discovered Alt to be operating on a suspended driver’s license, and also found him to be in possession of a suspected controlled substance.
Alt was subsequently transported to the Adams County jail, where he was incarcerated on several related charges.
Trooper Repass was assisted during this incident by the Decatur Police Department.
*The charges listed are preliminary, with the final determination of charges to be decided by the Adams County Prosecutor’s Office.
Charges: Resisting Law Enforcement, A Misdemeanor
Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance, A Misdemeanor
Operating While Suspended (Prior), A Misdemeanor