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Following his role in the Muncie police shooting, an Alexandria citizen is facing prosecution



Muncie, Indiana – Following his alleged involvement in a shooting while eluding officers during an incident in Muncie in late June, an Alexandria resident has been charged.

Tarron Hayden Conwell, age 19, is accused of the following, according to the affidavit of probable cause, which was submitted in the Delaware County Court System on Tuesday:

• Three counts of “attempted murder,” a class 1 felony;
• One count of “criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon,” a class 6 felony;
• One count of “resisting law enforcement w/using deadly weapon,” a class 6 felony;
• One count of “possession of marijuana with prior conviction,” a class 6 felony.

Deputies from the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office were reportedly looking for Conwell in relation to an alleged prior offense, according to earlier reports. Deputies tried to take Conwell into custody when they saw him exit a house in the 3000 block of Mock Avenue, but Conwell reportedly bolted after seeing them.

Conwell allegedly pulled out a 9mm handgun during the pursuit and opened fire on police. According to earlier reports, department officers returned fire. According to the affidavit, “other deputies on foot were shot at as well,” and “one pursuing (the) deputy’s marked police vehicle was struck by the suspect’s gunfire.”

Additionally, according to the affidavit, Conwell’s residence was searched, and it was discovered to have “the presence of suspected marijuana and other firearms.”

No cops were hurt during the encounter, and Conwell was taken to a nearby hospital, according to earlier reports.

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