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Rissler captured in Vigo County

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Mark Rissler
An anonymous tip to local law enforcement led to the capture of "dangerous fugitive" Mark Rissler late Wednesday afternoon.

"Obviously the entire department is very glad about this arrest," Brazil City Police Chief Terry Harrison said in a telephone interview. "It was only a matter of time before he was going to be found."

Rissler, 20, Brazil, has previously contacted authorities saying he would turn himself in, but remained a fugitive until Wednesday afternoon.

According to a press release by the Clay County Sheriff's Department and information provided by Harrison and Sheriff Mike Heaton, Rissler was located hiding inside a house trailer in Seelyville, Ind., by members of the BCPD, CCSD and the Vigo County Sheriff's Department.

Rissler is facing charges stemming from two arrest warrants.

The first arrest warrant is for petition to revoke probation on methamphetamine drug related conviction and the second arrest warrant is for two counts of class C felony resisting law enforcement, one count of criminal recklessness and one count of reckless driving for the charges stemming from Rissler's alleged involvement in a high-speed pursuit which ended in an accident that seriously injured Brazil City Patrolman/K-9 Handler Kenny Hill on Dec. 20.

Rissler was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Clay County Justice Center on a $25,000, no 10 percent cash bond for the second arrest warrant, but he will not be allowed to bond out at this time.

Jail officials explained to The Brazil Times the first arrest warrant, which takes priority over the second, does not allow for a bond to be established in the case, which means Rissler can not bond out until he appears in court for the first set of charges.

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Doesn't even look like the same KID in the first piture posted of him. Its amazing what that stuff will do to a person. Glad this kid is off the streets.

-- Posted by Hungry&Fat on Thu, Jan 3, 2008, at 4:38 AM

Yeah to think this was my best friend and he told me he changed yeah looks like it.

I hated to see him waste his life, and in this manner well maybe if and when he gets out he might have a new aspect on life.

If not then he can forget about me I dont want messed up with that crap

-- Posted by blondyblueeyes on Mon, Jan 7, 2008, at 7:36 AM

To think this could be one of your best friends at one time and then have him turn his back on you cause of the drugs he was on.

I never knew he was this way he hid it from me well I am very disappointed in him and well hate to say it but he deserves everything they give him.

All I know is if you or anyone you know is on this crystal meth please discontinue it for it will screw yours and your family and friends life up

Mark you let me down buddy

I dont hate you but I wont forget that you turned your back to me due to the drugs. I knew something was up just didnt know and now that I know well I hope you are happy were you are now

-- Posted by blondyblueeyes on Mon, Jan 7, 2008, at 7:44 AM

Good to see Brazil has not changed, still corrupt as ever. The better then thou and less then honest police personel. Especially the one choosen right now for chief. Anyway yes those drugs will kill the real person you are. Just as Whiskey or Beer will. But it to bad you have to leave a town to live a life, cause that little town once you done something they (police) hound you make up thing on you and just plain do not do there jobs. Easier to pin things on those already checked then do a real job. So my advise to Ron Boy, (opps did I get it right, one of the former self rigthous,) do you time and get out of that town, better yet leave the State. They seem to haunt you no matter where you go in the State. Even if it from one end to the other. Trade Norvell for another form of dirty. That the reason for my name Glad to be GOne

-- Posted by Glad to be GOne on Fri, Jan 11, 2008, at 8:30 PM

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