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Man Wanted in LaPorte County Captured in Portage

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A 23 year old man wanted in LaPorte County for three-felony counts of dealing cocaine was apprehended early Sunday morning in Portage. Portage Police report an officer observed the suspect vehicle in the 29-hundred block of Glenwood and received information that Brashon Pender was at the residence, which belonged to his girlfriend. Police say Pender was reported to visit his girlfriend when returning from Missouri, where he fled to in February when he learn of a warrant for his arrest. After obtaining a search warrant, the SWAT Team forced their way into the home and arrested Pender without incident and transported him to LaPorte County. Police report his girlfriend was charged with maintaining a common nuisance after marijuana was found in the home, which Pender admitted was his.


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