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Meth Suspect Neck-Deep in Manure Can't Hide From Cops

Associated Press

April 26, 2010

ALBION, Ind. – Nothing could keep Thomas Hovis Jr. from getting caught by police — not even hiding neck-deep in manure.

Police say officers were searching for the 52-year-old because he was wanted on methamphetamine charges. Just when they thought they’d lost him, an officer found him hiding neck-deep in a liquid manure pit at a northeastern Indiana farm.

A Noble County sheriff’s deputy spotted Hovis in the tank beneath an outbuilding floor, on a farm near Albion.

Chief Deputy Doug Harp says Hovis had been neck-deep in the combination of hog and dog feces for at least an hour Tuesday evening. Police say he later became combative (understandable perhaps), and had to be shocked twice with a stun gun.

Hovis was treated at a hospital for hypothermia before being taken to jail.

A Steuben County magistrate on Wednesday ordered him held without bail because he had missed court hearings in February and March.


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    Omarra67

    over 4 years ago

    2284 Comments

    He was treated for hypothermia? I would think shiznit would be nice and warm...

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    jennifermay81

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    He totall degraded himself

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    Ahi

    over 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    ha ha, nice

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    jeady

    over 4 years ago

    150 Comments

    He was just hiding in his own habitat, Their is an old saying " you are what you eat " well in this case he is what he hides in. Have a great day all.
    My hat off to the deputy that had the mind set to look for him in his own environment. Great work!.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Criminals stink! Good job by the alert deputy.

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    vegasdude

    over 4 years ago

    48 Comments

    Get the camcorder and this movie is titled "desperation has no limits" LOLO!!!!!!

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    vermont

    over 4 years ago

    8 Comments

    OIC: "Ok Nice job. One in custody. A show of hands please. Who wants to transport. ......That's what I thought. Well boys and girls; it rolls down hill. Were is the rookie?"

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    CAREBEAR911

    over 4 years ago

    192 Comments

    that's why they call it Sh*t... meth anyways.

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    OFFICER_K_CPD

    over 4 years ago

    2296 Comments

    LOL A for effort.

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    usa_24

    over 4 years ago

    5022 Comments

    Yuck. He must have smelled really nice walking into the jail. I feel sorry for the officer who had to put him in the patrol car. That is just nasty.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Wow, someone call the fire dept. Ensure the Fire Arson Inv. responds in fire gear with gun and cuffs. I'll be going to our impound lot to retrieve any beat up clunker for transport. If we lack clunkers, call county and have them transport. If they ask why, make something up, tell them we've arrested Jack Bauer, they'll respond.

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    nightwatch

    over 4 years ago

    356 Comments

    now that is funny, it would definately be awful driving that guy to the station

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    erosson27

    over 4 years ago

    442 Comments

    I would have him ride in the trunk.

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    GypsyHunter

    over 4 years ago

    2984 Comments

    Truly was in deep doo-doo in more ways than one

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    I agree Gary. (irishcop)... LOL.

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