Terre Haute man arrested after pointing laser at helicopter during police search

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — While area law enforcement agencies were searching for a suspect who fled into Deming Park last month, one Terre Haute man was interfering by “recklessly pointing” a green laser at a police helicopter as well as citizens on the ground.

According to Indiana State Police, investigators were able to use technology on the aircraft to pinpoint the exact location the laser was being used, leading them to the home of 47-year-old Chad Dycus.

When authorities served a search warrant at the residence late last month, Dycus fled the area. During the search investigators found the green laser pointer as well as drugs and drug-related items.

On Monday, officers were able to locate and arrest Dycus, charging him with criminal recklessness, resisting law enforcement, theft and several drug-related charges. He was also served with an arrest warrant out of Vermillion County for counterfeiting.

Also arrested was 31-year-old Kimberly Altvater of Terre Haute. She was charged with assisting a criminal and resisting law enforcement.

Kimberly Altvater of Terre Haute was charged with assisting a criminal and resisting law enforcement.

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