Indy man arrested on multiple charges in Tippecanoe Co.

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TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – An Indianapolis man was arrested early Wednesday morning after police were called to Interstate 65 on a report of a woman being chased by a man.

Indiana State Police troopers responded around 12:45 a.m. to I-65, near mile-marker 167. That’s one mile south of the State Road 38 Exit.

Authorities said they arrested 25-year-old Briceton Stokes, who now faces numerous charges.

After an investigation, ISP Trooper Thomas Manning said Stokes was in a vehicle with a female victim when they got into an argument that eventually turned physical. The victim stopped the car on I-65, exited the vehicle and started to run.

Trooper Manning then arrived on the scene and investigated before placing Stokes in custody.

Stokes was taken to the Tippecanoe County Jail. He has been preliminary charged with the following:

  • Criminal confinement, Level 3 felony
  • Kidnapping, Level 3 felony
  • Sexual battery, Level 6 felony
  • Battery, Level 6 felony
  • Domestic battery, Class A misdemeanor
  • Strangulation, Level 6 felony

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