The subjects fled north on US 31 and an officer from the Indiana State Police was able to stop the suspects near Kern Road. The stolen merchandise and a handgun were located in the vehicle.
Hardy was taken to the County Jail and held for Theft and Possession of a Firearm by a Domestic Batterer. His cash bond was set at $1,500. The three juveniles were released to their parents.
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