ANGOLA — Two suspects were apprehended Wednesday morning following an armed robbery at the Shell station at North Wayne Street at Harcourt Road.
Police said the suspects made off with an undetermined amount of cash and cigarettes.
Arrested were a 16-year-old male and Jared Dean Starkey, 27, Fort Wayne.
Chief Deputy Prosecutor Travis Musser said no formal charges were going to be filed on Wednesday. No decision had been made as to whether the 16-year-old would be charged as an adult. Formal charges likely will be filed today, he said.
Angola Police responded to a call of an armed robbery at about 1:15 a.m. An officer was nearby and started to pursue the suspect vehicle, which ended up in Fremont before heading back south on Interstate 69.
Meanwhile, other police agencies were alerted and assisted with the pursuit. At mile marker 348, Ashley Police deployed stop sticks, which were successful in flattening two of the tires on the suspect vehicle, which came to a stop in a ditch just south of the Ashley exit.
Both the juvenile and Starkey fled on foot.
The 16-year-old male who was a passenger in the vehicle was apprehended quickly while Starkey, the driver, eluded police for almost five hours before he was apprehended by Ashley officers at about 6:20 a.m., following a manhunt.
The juvenile was wanted from Allen County on a charge of failure to return to lawful detention.
Both were being held on preliminary charges of armed robbery and resisting arrest.
Assisting Angola Police were personnel from the Steuben County, LaGrange County and DeKalb County sheriff’s offices, Indiana State Police, Ashley Police, Butler Police, Auburn Police, Waterloo Police, Clear Lake Police and Hamilton Police departments.