A man and woman were arrested on multiple felony charges last night (3/4) in Muncie after the car they were in pulled out of a business in front of an off duty trooper with no headlights on.
Just before 8:30 p.m. last night Trooper Nicholas Albrecht was off duty and driving his Indiana State Police car north on CR 400 N. in Muncie, about to turn into a business, when a white Mazda pulled out of the business with no headlights on.
Albrecht turned after the vehicle and got it stopped as it turned onto McGalliard Rd. The female driver gave the trooper a name and date of birth but seemed unusually nervous. Her male passenger was identified as Matthew Schott, age 29 of Alexandria.
Schott attempted to exit the vehicle and flee, but Trooper Albrecht was able to take him into custody. It was found that Schott was wanted on Felony warrants for Violation of Work Release and Failure to Return to Lawful Detention.
While speaking with the female, Albrecht noticed Schott had gotten the door to his police car open and was attempting to flee again.
Albrecht caught Schott as he exited the police car and placed him back into the car. A Delaware County Deputy arrived along with Trooper Harbison to assist.
Further investigation by Albrecht found the female had given a false name and date of birth. Her real name was Natalie Humphries, age 28 of Indianapolis.
Schott was arrested for the two Felony warrants, Violation of Work Release and Failure to Return to Lawful Detention, and in addition, was charged with Level 6 Felony Attempted Escape. Humphries, who was arrested for Identity Deception, Level 6 Felony, was also found to be in possession of a pill believed to be Xanax.
She was also charged with Possession of a Legend Drug, Level 6 Felony, and Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor. Schott and Humphries were lodged in the Delaware County Jail.
This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of troopers living in the communities in which they serve, and proves the adage that “An Indiana State Trooper is never off duty.”
All Suspects Are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law