Travion Mason
Travion Mason
A man wanted for murder in California and ran from Montgomery County and Fountain County police is behind bars in Crawfordsville.
Travion Marques Mason, 32, was reportedly driving a stolen pickup truck on Interstate 74 Sunday in Montgomery County. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was alerted that a truck was swerving erratically and dispatched at 5:20 p.m. Deputy Mike Taylor caught site of the pickup near mile marker 34 and attempted to pull it over. However, police say the vehicle kept going and crossed over into Fountain County. By then, other Montgomery County and Fountain County officers had joined in. Fountain County police set up tire deflating devices near mile marker 17 – and those caused the suspect to leave the road and crash.
Police say Mason fled on foot and when police caught up to him he attempted to fight them. Once he was arrested, he was taken to Franciscan Health in Crawfordsville and cleared to be taken to the Montgomery County Jail.
Initially, police say that Mason identified himself as Isreal Brown. However, deputies later learned his real identity and found that he has an active warrant in Los Angeles for murder. Police also found that the truck he was driving was recently reported stolen in Indianapolis.
Mason was charged with two counts of resisting law enforcement and false identify. He will be held on the California warrant.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Veedersburg Police, Attica Police, Fountain County Sheriff’s Office, Fountain County EMS and Froedge’s Towing.