Traffic Stop on Interstate 70 Leads to Arrest of Murder Suspect Out of Ohio

Written from ISP press release:

KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. — April 13, 2024

A routine traffic stop on Interstate 70 led to the arrest of a murder suspect from Ohio, authorities said Tuesday, according to the Indiana State Police.

Master Trooper Barry Bischoff of the Indiana State Police Pendleton District conducted the stop near the 119-mile marker, close to the Knightstown exit, around 7 a.m. on April 13, 2024. The vehicle, a white Chrysler passenger car, was pulled over for exceeding the posted speed limit.

Upon identifying the driver as Robert Shields III, an 18-year-old from Toledo, Ohio, Trooper Bischoff discovered that Shields was wanted on an active warrant out of Ohio. The warrant, issued by the Toledo Police Department, stemmed from an incident on March 17, 2024, in which Shields allegedly shot a victim in the head following an altercation.

Shields was arrested and faces preliminary charges including possession of marijuana, classified as a class B misdemeanor, and operating a vehicle without a license, classified as a class C misdemeanor.

He was transported to the Henry County Jail, where he will await extradition back to Ohio.

All criminal defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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