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Convicted violent felon found in attic

MEXICO, Ind. (WISH) – A convicted violent felon was found by Indiana State Police hiding in a Mexico, Ind. attic.

During a patrol on Friday morning, ISP found a bond recovery agent who was conducting surveillance on a nearby house on the 2200 block of West Third Street.

The bondsman told police he was tracking down Jamie Schultz, who was out on bond on criminal charges for possession of controlled substance. The bondsman saw Schultz going into the West Third Street home.

ISP investigated and found out Schultz was not only wanted on a warrant out of Alabama, but wanted on two arrest warrants from Miami County, Ind., for probation violations on charges of invasion of privacy and resisting law enforcement. Schultz also had an active probation violation warrant from Fulton County, Ind.

ISP and Miami County Sheriff’s Department obtained a search warrant for the home, where Schultz was found hiding under insulation in the attic.

During their search, police also allegedly found two rifles, two shotguns, four sets of brass knuckles, a crate of ammunition, a misdemeanor amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Schultz was in custody at the Miami County Jail on Friday for the four arrests. He faces additional possible charges of felon in possession of firearms, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.