Police find 'most wanted' fugitive with runaway in Kokomo

Gabriel Ellis charged with child exploitation
Posted at 11:15 AM, Feb 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 17:43:31-05

KOKOMO, Ind. -- Kokomo Police have captured a man considered one of Howard County’s Most Wanted fugitives.

The Kokomo Police Department Drug Task Force and K9 unit conducted a traffic stop in the 1800 block of East Markland Avenue Wednesday evening.

They found Gabriel Ellis, 40, in the back seat of the car with a 16-year-old girl who had been reported as a runaway.

Ellis was arrested on a warrant for child exploitation and possession of child pornography.

During the search, police located a firearm and methamphetamine.

Ellis was also charged with dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and felon carrying a handgun.

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The 16-year old was transported to the Kinsey Youth Center.

No injuries were reported.

Kokomo Police told Call 6 Investigates this is a separate investigation from the FBI raid and child porn arrest of Elliot Von Shoffner.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Kokomo Police Hotline at (765) 456-7017.

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