Train separates officers from suspect during foot pursuit


A Seymour man was arrested after he ran from police across railroad tracks and became separated from officers by a train, authorities report.

Anthony Wayne Canada, 22, was arrested about 40 minutes after he fled police early Thursday. He faces a Class A misdemeanor charge of resisting law enforcement.

Chief Bill Abbott said a woman called police at 12:27 a.m. and said she saw three people with flashlights in the front yard of a home in the 600 block of South Vine Street.

When officers arrived, they found the three had already left.

Police later found three men with flashlights looking at items that had been left at the curb several blocks away at Broadway and Laurel streets, police said.

Officers said Canada fled on foot after police arrived. He ran in front of a train and crossed the Louisville and Indiana Railroad and became separated from police, Abbott said.

Officers then searched for Canada until shortly after 1 a.m. when they found him riding a bicycle in the same area of Laurel Street where he had earlier left on foot.

Officers said the gym shorts he had been wearing were exposed from beneath the jeans and that he was wearing the same sock hat.

The other two men told officers they did not know Canada.

Cpl. Jacob Florine and Cpl. Brian Moore were assisted by officers John Armstrong, Chris McCoy and Crystal Schapson.

Canada, who was arrested at 1:09 a.m., was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 1:38 a.m. Thursday. He posted a $705 bond and was released at 1:23 p.m. Thursday.

Online court records show a Class A misdemeanor case of theft was filed in Jackson Superior Court I against Canada on Sept. 4. A bench trial is scheduled for 9 a.m. Dec. 5.

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