Felon who fled La Porte County is located in Arkansas



Press release from La Porte County Sheriff’s Office

On March 11, Timothy J. Bailey, 53, who was not in custody, appeared in person in La Porte County Superior Court 1 and was sentenced to five years, fully executed, in the Indiana Department of Correction for Count VII – Theft, a Level 5 Felony. Bailey was ordered to surrender himself at the La Porte County Jail by 5 p.m. March 12.

Bailey failed to report to the jail as ordered by the court. As a result, an arrest warrant was issued for him for Failure to Appear, for the original offenses of two (2) counts of Theft (both Level 5 Felonies), and a single count of Offer or Sale of an Unregistered Security (Level 5 Felony).

Last week, the Fugitive Apprehension Street Team (FAST) began to seek Bailey’s whereabouts.  On March 21, a FAST member received an anonymous tip from a citizen providing a possible location. The Yell County, Ark., Sheriff’s Department was contacted and provided with the information.

On March 22, Bailey was located and taken into custody.  He remains housed in the Yell County Jail, located in Danville, Ark., and is being held without bond. He will be extradited back to the La Porte County Jail at a later date.

FAST is a multi-agency unit comprised of members from the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan City Police Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Service.  The primary assignment and responsibility of the team is to locate high-level-felony wanted persons, along with seeking fugitives who have fled the area to avoid justice. Citizens are encouraged to provide tips for wanted persons by calling or texting (219) 363-9623.

3 Responses to “Felon who fled La Porte County is located in Arkansas”

  1. William Ding

    Mar 25. 2021

    Timmy…you are 53 years old. Cut it out, for crying out loud!!!!

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  2. Fred

    Mar 25. 2021

    You can run, but you cannot hide

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  3. Wake Up

    Mar 25. 2021

    Sooner or Later….oh! and if it’s later, you’ll not have a moment of true peace.

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