On Friday morning July 5 Deputy JL McElfresh responded to the 4000 Block North CR 1250 W (Norman area) for a Burglary in Progress.
The complaint reported seeing a suspicious vehicle on his neighbors property and went to check it out.
When approaching the vehicle a male subject came from the back of the home. The complainant tried to keep the suspect from leaving until the police arrived but the suspect pointed a handgun at the complainant and left in the vehicle.
The complainant then followed the vehicle a short distance when the suspect got out and ran off.
The vehicle was recovered by Deputy McElfresh and was found to have been stolen from Seymour, Indiana. The suspect was not located after this incident.
Later today a suspicious male who was believed to be the same suspect was seen on a property the area of CR 1250 West wearing what is described as a military-style uniform with a badge, gun, and cowboy style hat.
The suspect identified himself as a citizen as a police officer and advised he had permission to be on the property. The suspect left and items of value were found missing by the property owner.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department has identified this suspect as Travis M. Luedeman Age 40 of Norman, IN. He is 5’9” brown hair and hazel eyes.
Deputies are continuing to search for this individual. Mr. Luedeman should be considered armed and dangerous.
If you have any information about his whereabouts please contact the JacksonCounty Sheriff’s Department at 812.358.2141.