Man found, arrested after fleeing police on four-wheeler


A man who fled police on a four-wheeler later was arrested by the Jackson County sheriff.

Christopher Everett Maness, 30, of Medora was arrested for resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, a Level 6 felony. He was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday on a $1,505 bond.

That morning while patrolling the Medora area, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Adam Nicholson witnessed a man, later identified as Maness, on a red Polaris four-wheeler pull out of Medora Kwik Stop and turn south on State Road 235.

Nicholson said the four-wheeler then turned west on Washington Street and stopped at a residence at a trailer park. Nicholson attempted to make contact with the man to see why he was operating an all-terrain vehicle on a state highway.

When the man saw the patrol vehicle pulling up, he took off at a high rate of speed toward Sparksville Pike, Nicholson said.

Nicholson activated his emergency lights and notified dispatch and other officers he was in pursuit of the four-wheeler. The four-wheeler traveled a short distance on Sparksville Pike before crossing over railroad tracks that lead back into Medora. Nicholson terminated the pursuit after losing sight of the four-wheeler near Jackson and Scott streets.

Nicholson gave the responding officers a detailed description of the man and what he was wearing. Brownstown Police Department Assistant Chief Joe Kelly had responded to Medora to assist in trying to locate the man and saw someone matching the description walking into a residence on Scott Street. Kelly also located a red Polaris four-wheeler in the backyard of the same residence.

Sheriff Rick Meyer went to the home and located Maness in the backyard. Nicholson confirmed it was the same person who fled on the four-wheeler.

It’s unknown why Maness fled from police.

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