Columbus police arrest Seymour man after chase


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

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 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 they would stop pursuing him if they believed he was armed, Harris said.

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

He is being held without bond.

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