National Guard addresses Humvee theft

March 31, 2010

Officials with the Indiana National Guard are pondering how a man stole a military Humvee from the Tyndall Armory in downtown Indianapolis on Tuesday. Police say that 45-year-old Rusty Sparks of Beech Grove drove off in the Humvee around 5:20 p.m. Indiana State Trooper Luke Berrier spotted the vehicle on I-65 in Boone County and gave chase. The Humvee eventually mired near State Road 47 and County Road 500 East, and Sparks was arrested. A Guard spokesperson says the vehicle starts with a button and is secured with a cable locking the steering wheel in place. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.