Man arrested after foot pursuit

A North Vernon man was arrested Wednesday on a Jackson Circuit Court warrant after attempting to avoid arrest, police report. 

Joshua X. Sanon, 22, was arrested by North Vernon police and faces a new charge of resisting law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor. The warrant was for failure to appear on the initial charge of possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony.

Sanon’s arrested occurred Wednesday after Officer Lucas Newsom reported seeing him riding in a vehicle that pulled into the parking lot of a restaurant at about 1:30 p.m., according to a news release from North Vernon Police Department.

Sanon left the car and started walking across the parking lot of a store.

Newsom said he told Sanon to stop, but Sanon ran across the parking lot and over a fence. He eventually surrendered and was taken into custody by Newsom. 

Sanon was booked into the Jennings County Jail in North Vernon and was being held for a transfer to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown.

In Indiana, a Level 6 felony means six months to two and a half years in jail with an advisory sentence of one year if convicted.