Series of robberies and chase ends near the Wabash River, state trooper suffers non-life threatening injuries

An armed robbery suspect is in custody after police say he stole a car and then robbed two gas stations.

Posted: Nov 29, 2018 10:06 PM
Updated: Nov 30, 2018 2:58 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - An armed robbery suspect is in custody after police say he stole a car and then robbed two gas stations.

Police identified the suspect as 27-year-old Nathan Todd Gabaldon-Curtis of Terre Haute. 

Arrested: Nathan Todd Gabaldon-Curtis age 27, of Terre Haute (driver).

Arrested: Nathan Todd Gabaldon-Curtis age 27, of Terre Haute (driver).

It started just before 9:00 Thursday night after a report of an armed robbery in the 1200 Block of Spruce Street in Terre Haute.

Police say Gabaldon-Curtis fled the area in the victim's white Ford Fusion.

About a half an hour later, police received a call about a robbery at the Marathon gas station at 13th and Fort Harrison.

Soon after that, another robbery was reported at Casey's gas station at 25th and Fort Harrison.

At both gas station robberies, police say the suspect's car was a white Ford Fusion.

Indiana State Police saw the vehicle and started a pursuit.

That chase ended near 1st and Cherry Streets in Terre Haute.

That is where Gabaldon-Curtis was taken into custody.

Police on the scene told our crew the suspect jumped nearly 25-feet into the Wabash River.

Our crew witnessed Gabaldon-Curtis being pulled up from the river in a fire department rescue basket, and then get loaded into an ambulance.

Indiana State Police told News 10 that Trooper Rondell Shelton suffered a non-life threatening shoulder injury while trying to arrest the suspect. 

The investigation is ongoing.

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