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UPDATE: Robbery suspects apprehended in Grant County after search

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UPLAND, Ind. – A police chase that started in Delaware County ended in Grant County, resulting in a precautionary lockdown Wednesday at Taylor University and the closure of some area schools.

According to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department, an armed robbery was reported Tuesday night at a Shell gas station on 15150 N. Commerce Rd. in Daleville. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Department, Daleville police, Indiana State Police and Grant County Sheriff’s Department were involved in the pursuit, which started near mile marker 244 on I-69.

The suspects ditched their vehicle and ran away in the area of Taylor University in Upland. The suspects ran through a bean field and wooded area near a river. A few hours later, the men were spotted on an island in the river and the two went back into the wooded area.

The men later emerged from the wooded area and asked some people at Gravel Pit for a ride. They called police and the suspects were taken into custody in the southeastern part of the county around 8:50 a.m. Several local law enforcement agencies were involved in the search.

The suspects were identified as Steeve Louis, 23, and Elisha Shores, 22. They face preliminary charges of armed robbery, resisting law enforcement, possession of a handgun without a license, possession of a stolen handgun, auto theft, possession of a handgun by a violent offender and possession of marijuana.

Taylor University went on precautionary lockdown as a result of the search. The university said classes will resume at noon.

Eastbrook Community School Corporation was also closed Wednesday morning, with administrators citing “law enforcement activity” for the closure.