A man who police say stole three vehicles Tuesday, and then lead officers on a wild chase through four counties is now behind bars.
The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department says it started when they got a call from a man who told officers he left his company truck running and unlocked in the driveway, and it was stolen.
Minutes later, a deputy spotted a vehicle matching the description and took chase. A deputy’s car was hit by the suspect. Officers ended up losing sight of the truck in Steuben County.
A short time later, Steuben County deputies spotted the truck and started a second pursuit, but lost sight of the truck again.
That truck was recovered in Angola, where another vehicle was reported stolen. That vehicle was later found in rural Steuben County, where a Volvo had been stolen.
34-year-old Bruce Sheehan was finally caught following a foot pursuit in DeKalb County.
Sheehan was locked up in the DeKalb County Jail on charges including Resisting Law Enforcement and Receiving Stolen Auto Parts. Police say he is a habitual traffic violator who had multiple warrants for his arrest in several area counties.