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Police tighten manhunt for suspect accused of abducting woman

They believe Paul Etter is in the area possibly hiding in the many acres of land owned by his family.

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) — Tippecanoe County Sheriff Bob Goldsmith and a team of deputies, along with Indiana State Troopers, have a perimeter setup in the search for kidnap and assault suspect Paul Etter.

Paul Etter

They believe he is in the area possibly hiding in the many acres of land owned by his family.

A woman reported Etter abducted and assaulted her while holding her in a barn in eastern Tippecanoe County. The woman reported the attack happened after her car broke down on North 900 East near 26.

Sheriff Goldsmith has overseen searches for Etter using K-9 units, drones and with other help from the ISP helicopter.

Etter is considered dangerous. Deputies don’t know if he has a weapon.

Sheriff Goldsmith has flooded the airwaves and social media with their search for Etter by publicizing his photo.