Three people arrested on drug, weapons, resisting charges after police chase in South Bend

(Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Jail)
More illegally possessed firearms and illegal drugs were taken off the streets of South Bend after traffic stop.
It was around 1:20 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, when an officer saw a vehicle commit a traffic violation near Lawndale and California Avenues.
As the officer tried to make the traffic stop, two men got out of the vehicle and took off on foot.
A woman in the driver’s seat tried to flee in the vehicle, but was stopped again near Lawndale and Vassar Avenues and was taken into custody.
K9 officer Zeke helped police track the two men to the 1000 block of N. Diamond Avenue, where a brief foot pursuit ensued. Both were eventually detained and arrested near Muessel Elementary School.
During the investigation, officers recovered two firearms and illegal drugs.
The case was forwarded to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office, which resulted in the following charges:
James Stewart, 21: Unlawful Carrying of a Handgun (prior conviction)
Matthew Bishop, 25: Possession of Cocaine
Shakyia Harris, 19: Resisting Law Enforcement
All three suspects were takn to the St. Joseph County Jail.


  1. I have a dream that someday people will be judged by the content of their character, and not by the color of their skin. These three people would disappoint the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. today. I wonder if these three people as children had a Bible in the home, and raised by two married parents ?

    Happy MLK DAY


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