Columbus police arrest Jackson County man after chase


A Jackson County man with multiple warrants was arrested Thursday night on several charges after he attempted to evade Columbus police.

At approximately 8:35 p.m., officers spotted Lakota K. Snyder, 24, of Seymour near U.S. 31 and Hawcreek Avenue, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

Snyder began running from the officers a short time later and reportedly made comments that he had a firearm as he continued running in a nearby residential neighborhood, Harris said. The officers tackled Snyder a short time later and during a struggle with him, he again told officers that he had a firearm.

Snyder was taken into custody and placed under arrest. The officers did not locate a firearm while searching Snyder, Harris said.

Snyder later told the officers that he thought the officers would stop pursuing him if they believed he was armed, Harris said.

Snyder was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital for medical clearance and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of the Jackson County warrants, resisting law enforcement and possession of methamphetamine.

For more on this story, see Saturday’s Tribune.

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