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[ISP] Lafayette Man Threatens a Public Official
Start Date: 5/10/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 5/10/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description

Tippecanoe-Yesterday at approximately 3:15 p.m, the Indiana State Police at Lafayette Post received information that a subject from the Lafayette area had made threats to a public official by phone.

First Sergeant Tom McKee, Sergeant Bryan Harper and Master Trooper Detective Tim Kendall of the Indiana State Police Criminal Investigations Division had received information that Darryl Ferguson, 51 years old from 159 Point West 2 West Lafayette, IN had called Deputy Attorney General Wade J. Hornbacher by phone and made threats to him reference a court case that involved Ferguson. While investigating the threat, a call was made to Ferguson’s ex-wife, Rebecca Funkhouser of Otterbein, IN by F/Sgt. McKee to advise her of the situation. While on the phone talking to F/Sgt. McKee, Ferguson pulled up in front of Funkhouser’s house and took their child without permission. Funkhouser gave a description of the vehicle and direction of travel to F/Sgt. McKee.

While eluding police, Ferguson contacted by phone Rebecca Funkhouser and threatened retaliation for contacting police. Ferguson was then located at his residence at Point West 2 where officers from Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police located the car. Ferguson released the child and then surrendered himself. He was taken into custody without incident and is being held in the Tippecanoe County Jail on one count of Intimidation a Class D Felony. More charges are pending The child was returned to the mother by troopers from the Indiana State Police and Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department. The investigation is continuing.

Suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Contact Information:
Name: Sergeant Kim Riley
Phone: 765-567-2125
Entry Type:
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    Police, Indiana State

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