Armed Subject Tried to Flee into Cornfield and Found by K9 Gemma

On July 17th at approximately 6:30pm, Parke County Deputies responded to the Howard area for a suicidal subject. The subject stated that he wanted to commit suicide or would force law enforcement to kill him. Deputies located the subject who then fled into a cornfield. K9 Gemma was then deployed to begin a search for the armed subject. The subject then observed K9 Gemma and exited the field. The subject dropped his weapon and was taken into custody without further incident. The subject stated that he would have force Deputies to shoot him if there had not been a K9 present. The subject was later transported for a mental health evaluation.

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