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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Serious Violent Felon Arrested After a Traffic Stop

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                    Contact: Sgt. Matt Gard           

  January 11th, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                         mjgard@lafayette.in.gov

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Serious Violent Felon Arrested After a Traffic Stop


On January 10th, 2018 officers with the Lafayette Street Crimes Unit made a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation.  During the traffic stop it was revealed that the driver, Timothy Farris (36) did not have insurance for the vehicle.  Officers located a handgun and various illegal narcotics in the vehicle during the stop. As a result of previous violent felony convictions Farris is prohibited from possessing a firearm.


As a result of the stop Farris was arrested for the following charges:


-Possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon

-Carrying a handgun without a license

-Possession of methamphetamine

-Possession of paraphernalia

-Possession of marijuana

-Resisting Law Enforcement


Farris was also cited for operating a vehicle without insurance and was issued a warning for failure to signal.  Farris was transported to the Tippecanoe County Jail.


Sergeant Matt Gard

Community Outreach & Crime Prevention


The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. 

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