Seymour police foot chase ends in arrest

Tribune staff reports

A foot pursuit that began with an officer attempting to speak with a man carrying hand tools early Wednesday morning on Seymour’s northeast side netted an arrest on a warrant.

Case Terrance Meadors, 28, of Seymour faces charges of theft and resisting law enforcement in connection with the foot pursuit that began about 1 a.m. at Park and Fifth streets.

That’s when Seymour Officer Devlin McMindes reported seeing a man carrying hand tools as he walked north on Park Street.

McMindes said the man, who later turned out to be Meadors, dropped the tools and started running north across Sixth Street as McMindes was getting out of his squad car to talk with him.

McMindes reported he pursued the man on foot for several blocks, ordering him to stop before catching him.

After McMindes caught and arrested Meadors, he found out Meadors also was wanted on a Jackson Circuit Court warrant for failure to appear on charges of criminal trespassing and theft.

Police also were able to determine the Sawzall and nail gun Meadors had been carrying when spotted by McMindes were found to have been stolen from an Abraham and Sons Inc. pickup truck just prior to McMindes’ arrival in the area. The stolen items were returned.

Anyone who sees suspicious activity may call Seymour Police Department at 812-522-1234.