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Seymour man arrested after chase


A Seymour man was arrested Thursday evening after he fled from Columbus police officers who were conducting a shoplifting investigation.

At approximately 6 p.m., CPD officers responded to Menards, 2315 Merchants Mile, regarding a shoplifting suspect inside the store, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

The shoplifting suspect, later identified as Daniel R. Mason, 34, of Seymour, was a suspect in a shoplifting incident at the same store on Wednesday, Harris said.

When officers approached Mason, he began running and ignored the officers’ commands to stop. Mason dropped stolen merchandise next to a parked vehicle and continued running to the east, where he was taken into custody outside nearby business.

While searching Mason’s clothing, officers located a small bag of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana, Harris said. The officers also confirmed a Jackson County warrant for Mason’s arrest.

Mason was transported to Columbus Regional Health for jail clearance and later remanded to the Bartholomew County Jail in Columbus on the preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, theft with a prior conviction, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and Jackson County warrant.

Mason is being held without bond at the jail.