A Seymour man was arrested Thursday after being wanted on an outstanding warrant.
Tyler Elgie Allan Burke, 20, was arrested for the outstanding warrant, possession of a handgun without a permit, theft and possession of marijuana.
For the warrant, he was arrested for resisting law enforcement, resisting law enforcement using a vehicle, carrying a handgun without a license, unlawful possession of a firearm by a domestic batterer, possession of marijuana and operating while never having received a driver’s license.
On Thursday, the Seymour Police Department received information about a stolen handgun and Burke’s location, Lt. C.J. Foster said in a news release. This led police to the 200 block of East 13th Street in Seymour.
When police arrived at the location, they observed a handgun inside a 2020 Volkswagen. The vehicle was secured by investigators and towed to the Seymour Police Department.
Police went into the 13th Street residence and located Burke. Investigators were able to develop probable cause, obtain a search warrant and find marijuana, paraphernalia and two handguns, Foster said.
Police also obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and found a handgun in the center console, Foster said. The firearm was recovered after being reported stolen to the Seymour Police Department on Nov. 17.
A juvenile also was arrested for obstruction of justice at the residence. They were released to a grandparent.
Burke was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 2:28 p.m. Thursday.
Among the 10 charges he faces are a Level 6 felony for resisting law enforcement using a vehicle and a Level 5 felony for possession of a handgun without a permit.
He faces six Class A misdemeanor charges of theft, two counts of possession of marijuana, resisting law enforcement, carrying a handgun without a license and unlawful possession of a handgun by a domestic batterer.
There are also two Class C misdemeanor charges for possession of paraphernalia and operating while never having received a driver’s license.
In Indiana, a Level 6 felony could mean six months to two and a half years in prison with an advisory sentence of one year if convicted. A Level 5 felony could result in one to six years in prison with an advisory sentence of three years.
Police said the investigation is ongoing.