Man arrested after fleeing police in Brownstown


A 29-year-old Seymour man wanted on a warrant for auto theft was arrested after a brief foot pursuit Monday afternoon.

Blake Edward Wilson fled Brownstown Police Department Detective Jac Sanders after he was confronted at Brownstown Park on West Bridge Street.

Sanders said he received a tip around 3:10 p.m. that Wilson was at the park and approached Wilson, who gave him a false name.

After he was questioned, Wilson ran from Sanders for about a block and a half before he was arrested near Spring and Benton streets.

Officers held Wilson at gunpoint after being told he was known to carry weapons, Sanders said. He was not armed at the time of the incident, police said.

Wilson was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 4:01 p.m. Sanders said he planned to submit a Class A misdemeanor charge of resisting law enforcement to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office.

Sanders was assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and Kevin Settle, an off-duty Seymour Police Department officer.

The warrant stems from a Level 6 felony charge of auto theft filed Oct. 31, 2018, in Jackson Circuit Court. A warrant for Wilson’s arrest was issued the same day by Judge Richard W. Poynter.

Poynter set bond at $1,505 on Tuesday following Wilson’s arrest.

Sanders said Brownstown police also have a pending auto theft investigation with Wilson.

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