GREENFIELD — The suspect in the man hunt this morning has been captured county law enforcement said around 4:30 p.m. The man was apprehended by police K-9 while hiding under a tree, officials said.

Earlier this afternoon officials from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department (HCSD) released a few more details about the man they were looking for this morning.

Capt. Robert Harris, public information for the HCSD told the Daily Reporter one of their sergeants located the suspect’s motorcycle on the side of the road in the eastern part of the county – out of gas so an official stopped to assist.

The suspect at the time was knocking on doors in the area to get gas. A deputy also stopped to assist at the scene and when he did the suspect provided false information about his name and age. When the sergeant confronted the suspect about the information being false, the suspect fled east into a field.

“We believe the suspect is not from this area,” Harris said. “The fake information he gave, and the license place on the vehicle were from out of state.”

The man did not have any weapons on him. He also dropped his cell phone when he took off running Harris said, so he has no phone.

“We don’t know who he is, or where he came from,” Harris said.

Earlier this afternoon the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office posted a statement asking people to lock their doors after an unsuccessful helicopter search for a suspect, according to their Facebook around 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 9.

The sheriff’s office looked in the area of CR 1000 North, just east of Ind. 9 in Greenfield. They used the Indiana State Police helicopter, a Greenfield Police Department drone, police K-9s, and several officers from varying agencies.

The search has since been called off.

The suspect is a white male, 6’2″-6’3″, about 180 pounds in his late 30s or early 40s, wearing blue jeans and a light blue sweatshirt with a short beard, a social media post said.

The man is wanted for providing false information to police and may have warrants from other states. To be safe, officials are asking residents in the area of State Road 9 to Barnard Road, between 900N and 1000N, to keep their doors locked and an eye out for the suspect.

The Daily Reporter will update the story when more information becomes available.