On Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 at approximately 11:30 A.M. is when multiple detectives from the LaPorte County Drug Taskforce (LCDTF), LaPorte County Fugitive Apprehension Street Team (FAST) and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) drove to the 500 block of Van Spanje Avenue in an attempt to locate and arrest 28 year old Peoria, Illinois resident Alsiah Spikes who had the following active federal and state level arrest warrants: • Federal felony arrest warrant for felon in possession of a firearm• Felony probation violation arrest warrant through the State of Illinois• Felony aggravated battery arrest warrant through the Lansing, Illinois Police Department Detectives confirmed during their investigation that Spikes was inside a residence within the 500 block of Van Spanje Avenue, so a search warrant was obtained through LaPorte County Superior Court # 1 to enter and arrest him on the above felony arrest warrants. Multiple detectives eventually executed the search warrant after it was issued by LaPorte County Superior Court # 1 Judge Jaime Oss. Detectives observed Spikes escaping the residence through a window after they entered the residence. Spikes was quickly apprehended by detectives after a short foot pursuit. An additional search warrant was obtained through LaPorte County Superior Court # 1 to search the residence for additional narcotics and firearms. Detectives executed the second search warrant and collected evidence. Interviews were conducted and evidence was processed by detectives.Spikes was also arrested on local charges of Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Firearm (Level 4 Felony) and Resisting Law Enforcement (A-Misd.). Spikes was issued a $20,005.00 cash only bond and has a pending probable cause hearing in LaPorte County Superior Court # 1. His initial court hearing is scheduled on February 16th, 2021 at 8:30 A.M. Spikes’ photo is attached to this press release courtesy of the LaPorte County Jail.Detectives from the LCDTF would like to thank the FAST, ATF, LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office and LaPorte County Superior Court # 1 Judge Jaime Oss for their assistance with this investigation. The LaPorte County Drug Task Force, an initiative of Indiana HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area), is a multi-agency unit comprised of investigators from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan City Police Department, LaPorte City Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).We would also like to remind the public that you can contact us via Facebook Messenger, through our crime tip hotline number of 219-873-1488, or you can also call the WeTip Hotline for General Crime (800) 78-CRIME and possibly receive a reward upon an arrest and conviction. All WeTip call information is sent directly to the LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office. You can always request to remain anonymous!Arrests and criminal charges are mere accusations. Every person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
February 12th, 2021|Local News|