Medora man arrested after attempting to flee


A Medora man with a history of resisting law enforcement faces several criminal charges after police arrested him Saturday in Vallonia on a warrant.

According to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, officers received information on the whereabouts of Jeremy Dillman, 36, who had outstanding charges from Jackson Circuit Court.

Those charges include:

  • Unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon (Level 4 felony)
  • Possession of methamphetamine (Level 5 felony)
  • Possession of crack cocaine (Level 5 felony)
  • Auto theft (Level 6 felony)
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm by a domestic batterer (A misdemeanor)
  • Possession of marijuana (B misdemeanor)
  • Possession of paraphernalia (C misdemeanor)

Knowing of Dillman’s history of fleeing, police were able to block the sport utility vehicle Dillman was driving after he parked near the Bluebird Cafe in the 2400 block of South Main Street.

Officers made contact with Dillman, and he was seen tossing a brown package onto the passenger side seat, police reported.

He then attempted to flee but was unable to get the vehicle into gear and would have had to ram the vehicle blocking him to escape, police said.

Dillman eventually stopped trying to get away, complied with officers’ orders and was placed under arrest, police said.

A female passenger, who owned the vehicle, allowed police to search it. They located the package Dillman had thrown. It contained two smoking devices used to ingest meth and a white powder substance that later tested positive for meth, police said.

The items were seized as evidence and Dillman later described them and said they were his, police said.

After Dillman complained of chest pain from a pre-existing heart condition, police called an ambulance. Dillman was transported to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for evaluation.

He then was transported to the Jackson County Jail and booked in on the warrant charges along with an additional charge of possession of paraphernalia.

Assisting with the case were Chief Deputy Dustin Steward, county officers Justin Amos and Alan Jones and Brownstown Officer Ryan Cherry.

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