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Cops Find Suspect Neck-Deep in Manure

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Police say that officers searching for a man wanted on methamphetamine charges found him hiding neck-deep in a liquid manure pit at a northeastern Indiana farm.

Noble County sheriff's deputies thought they'd lost 52-year-old Thomas Hovis Jr. until an officer spotted him in the tank beneath an outbuilding floor on the farm near Albion.

Chief Deputy Doug Harp says Hovis had been neck-deep in the combination of hog and dog feces for at least an hour Tuesday evening. He later became combative and had to be shocked twice with a stun gun.

Hovis was treated at a hospital for hypothermia before he being taken to jail.

A Steuben County magistrate on Wednesday ordered him held without bail because he missed court hearings in February and March.