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Greenfield man among two arrested in Johnson Co.; wanted for bank robbery

Two people wanted in northern Indiana on armed robbery charges were found and arrested in Johnson County.


Members of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division were assisting in the search of two individuals wanted out of Elkhart County. During the course of the investigation, investigators learned that Morgan C. Carlson, 21, of Greenfield, and Adonis D. Blake, 22, of Ingalls, were staying at 725 South Morgantown Road, Greenwood. While investigators watched the residence the wanted female exited the home and walked to the Speedway Gas Station located at 5061 West Smith Valley Road, Carlson was arrested without incident at a business.


A few minutes later a male exited 725 South Morgantown Road.  He was identified as the homeowner of the residence. The homeowner confirmed that Blake was still in the home and that there were three handguns in the home and a seven month old child.


Members of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and negotiators had arrived and set a perimeter up on the house.  A negotiator attempted to call and speak with Blake.  He refused to talk and disconnected the call. A few minutes later Blake exited the rear of the house and was arrested without incident.


Both individuals were transported to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division to be transferred to Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division at a later time.


The sheriff’s office SWAT Team is made up of members from Franklin Police, Bargersville Police, Edinburgh Police and the Bargersville Fire Department (Medics). The White River Fire Department also assisted.


Detectives from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Greenwood Police Department, and a Task Force Officer with the US Marshals Service also assisted.