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MAN WHO PROMPTED SILVER ALERT FACES MULTIPLE CHARGES

(Whitewater, IN)--A man who had prompted a Silver Alert by allegedly beating and strangling his wife was caught following a manhunt and foot chase in the Whitewater area Monday morning.  38-year-old Travis Lee was behind bars Tuesday morning, charged with eight crimes including aggravated battery and strangulation.  Lee allegedly dragged Sommer Lee into a wooded area Sunday night after a car crash.  Authorities searched overnight into Monday morning and could not locate the couple.  Sommer Lee was eventually able to get to a home on Whitewater Road and call for help.  Travis Lee was tracked in the same area taken into custody.  Sommer Lee suffered minor injuries and has been released from Reid Health.