Months-long investigation comes to an end following fugitive arrest

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Following a months-long investigation, a fugitive wanted for probation violation following serious crimes was taken into custody Thursday afternoon at 12:30 p.m.

Members of the Michigan City Police F.A.S.T. unit ( Fugitive Apprehension Street Team ), working with the Indiana State Police, Porter County Sheriff’s Police and the Portage Police were acting on tips received on the whereabouts of Charles Wilson, 34.

While conducting surveillance during the course of the investigation, officers located a residence in a trailer park on U.S. 6 in Porter County, Indiana where Wilson was believed to be staying.

When officers approached the trailer, Wilson fled on foot,however, he was captured after a brief foot chase. Wilson did not resist arrest following the foot pursuit. He was taken into custody without further incident and transported to the La Porte County Jail where he will be held without bond until he appears in court.

Charles Wilson was wanted for probation violation and had been on the run since September of 2014. Wilson was on probation after having been arrested for Criminal Confinement, class “B” felony, Aggravated Battery, class “C” felony and two class “A” misdemeanor counts of battery.

Wilson is also currently wanted by Lake County, Indiana authorities for charges involving an Operating While Intoxicated case. Wilson was featured as a “Fugitive of the Week” by the United States Marshal’s Service in October of 2015.