Motorist accused of fleeing police

A 30-year-old man faces charges of resisting law enforcement causing a risk of substantial bodily injury to another person and operating while never having received a driver’s license after he led police on a chase Saturday in the Seymour area, police report.

Jeronimo Pop Pop of Seymour was arrested on those charges by Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Officer Scott Davis.

The incident that led to Pop’s arrest began when Davis attempted to stop a 2004 GMC Envoy for speeding on County Road 700E, just south of County Road 800N, Davis said. That was at 8:43 a.m. Saturday.

The driver of that vehicle, later identified as Pop, refused to stop and turned onto County Road 800N and continued west until finally stopping just east of County Road 575E, where he was arrested, Davis said.

Pop was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 9:43 a.m. Saturday and was being held without bond Monday pending his initial hearing in Jackson Circuit Court.

The resisting law enforcement charge is a Level 6 felony, while the operating while never having received a driver’s license charge is a Class C misdemeanor.

Reserve Officer James Murphy and county Officer Rob Henley assisted.