A wanted man’s attempt to flee from a Marshall County Police officer on a snowmobile ended with a trip to jail when his off-road vehicle got stuck in a snowbank. A patrolman tried to stop the snowmobile Sunday near the intersection of U.S. 31 and 11th Road, according to a news release. The driver fled down U.S. 31 at a high rate of speed before turning west on 14th Road with officers behind him. He eventually traveled off-road but was unable to clear a large snow bank at a ditch line and got stuck. The driver, identified as Brandon King, then took off on foot. The officer caught up with King and restrained him. That’s when he discovered King was wanted for battery, residential entry and auto theft. He also faces new charges of resisting law enforcement, driving while suspended-prior and reckless driving.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.