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Man gets arrested heading to wedding

Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Adam Heffelfinger
Although apparently in a hurry to get married, a Brazil man wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant got a fast ride in a police car to the Clay County Justice Center instead.

According to Brazil City Police Department Police Chief Dave Archer, officials at the Dearborne County Sheriff's Department were calling for two weeks straight asking local authorities to pick up Adam Heffelfinger, 24.

Officials confirmed Heffelfinger was wanted for a probation violation on a prior conviction of a B felony conviction for unlawful sale of a legend drug.

"They had information that he was in the area," Archer said.

"We were actively looking for him."

On Monday, Heffelfinger called Brazil City Hall to see how quickly a marriage ceremony could be scheduled. Instead of calling the Mayor's Office, Heffelfinger called Archer.

"The opportunity presented itself, so I took advantage of it," Archer said, referring to the suspect being told to go ahead and come to City Hall for the ceremony.

When Heffelfinger and his wife-to-be -- whose identity will not be disclosed by authorities -- arrived, he was taken into custody before the ceremony could take place.

"I'm really not a monster," Archer said about stopping the marriage. "I believe it's better to postpone a wedding for a little while, especially if she didn't know about his criminal past, than to let the wedding happen.

"They can always get married, if they still want to, after Heffelfinger takes care of this situation."

Heffelfinger was held at the Clay County Justice Center until transported to Dearborne County.


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Just goes to show that you, should never get in a hurry to get married. smart police work! checkmate

-- Posted by checkmate on Fri, Feb 26, 2010, at 8:57 AM

Police work involves not just waiting for a situation to present itself while waiting at your desk, have to get up and get out and drive those new gasguzzlers around town and outsmart the bad guys, or maybe thats exactly how bpd handles their policework, since they wanted a pat on the head otherwise why would they have it published in the paper that they after two weeks of calls from aanother pd , must have been wondering what the problem was for so long,maybe Dearborne County should give a few lessons when they come to get Mr. Heffelfinger.

-- Posted by Ombudsman on Fri, Feb 26, 2010, at 12:41 PM

I know at first hand he has entered the police dpt. to file a complant. He even used his own name. An still was walking around & harrassing people at his job. So the lacke of comm. has let us tax payers down. IT goes to show that even when an opportune presant itselfs BpD still doesn't realize that there stareing at a prime suspect.

-- Posted by Tax payer w/kids on Sat, Feb 27, 2010, at 9:09 PM


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