Seymour man led police on foot chase

A 42-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after an attempted burglary that led to a lengthy foot pursuit on Seymour’s northeast side, police report.

The arrest of Scott James Herkamp, 42, of Seymour on charges of possession of methamphetamine and resisting law enforcement occurred after the incident was reported in the 600 block of Idlewood Court, according to a news release.

On arrival in the area, Sgt. Ryan Huddleston with Seymour Police Department said he quickly located a potential suspect who immediately ran leading officers on a lengthy foot pursuit. The pursuit lasted several blocks, as the suspect scaled multiple fences and passed through several yards in an attempt to get away.

Officers were able to catch up with the man, later identified as Herkamp, in the area of North Jackson Park Drive and take him into custody after a brief struggle. Once in custody, officers reported finding methamphetamine in Herkamp’s possession.

Herkamp was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 5:22 p.m. Wednesday and was being held on $1,505 bond Sunday.

Huddleston was assisted by Cpl. Jason Alberring and officers Mike Henley and Mike Payne.