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An anonymous tip helped the Mitchell Police Department locate and take Jason D. Blake into custody just after 5:30p Thursday.

Blake was found walking on State Road 37 near Mitchell.

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Blake was considered a Person of Interest in the Attempted Vehicular Assault against a State Trooper this morning just before 9:30. Blake was already Wanted on Warrant through Lawrence County for a Probation Violation.

Officers arrested 46-year-old Richard L. Cobb earlier in the afternoon.

Cobb was booked into the Lawrence County Jail on a warrant for failure to appear. Blake is being held on charges of escape and a warrant for failure to appear, according to the jail log.

Police say more charges are pending.

The manhunt for the two men began just before 9:30 a.m. after a trooper attempted to stop the men who were in a green Chevrolet S10 pickup truck for a seat belt violation on Mill Creek Road.

After initially refusing to stop, the driver led the trooper to the Lehigh Cement Plant near Mitchell.

Once the pickup stopped, the driver waited for the trooper to walk up, when without warning, the driver attempted to run over the trooper. The trooper was not hit and proceeded to give chase.

The pickup truck was located shortly thereafter, unoccupied near the Lehigh Plant, off of Meridian Road just north of Ind. 60.

Police searched the Mill Creek Road area and set up a perimeter that includes Mill Creek, Lawrenceport and Sams roads and part of Lehigh Cement Company property. Mitchell Community Schools and Spring Mill State Park was place on lockdown as a precautionary measure, while officers, K-9s and an ISP helicopter search the Mitchell area.

At this time, there are no further Persons of Interest in this case.

The Indiana State Police would like to continue to encourage anyone with any information regarding this case to contact the Bloomington Post at (812) 332-4411. All tips will remain anonymous.

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