Police searching for man wanted on a parole

Police continue to search for a man wanted on a parole warrant after he fled from an officer during a pursuit that ended in Freetown.

That man, Brandon Fields, 30, of Seymour was driving a Nissan car at the time of the incident at midnight Thursday, according to a report from Jackson County Officer Adam Nicholson.

Nicholson said he was on patrol when saw a vehicle fail to stop for a stop sign on Columbus Pike, and Nicholson’s attempt to stop the vehicle didn’t work.

After a short pursuit along several streets and into two yards, the vehicle stop in the yard of Freetown Nazarene Church.

A 26-year-old Brownstown woman got out of the passenger side of the vehicle and surrendered. A male, later identified as Fields, left the driver’s side of the car and fled on foot north toward Second and Main streets, ignoring Nicholson’s orders to stop.

She told police Fields was her boyfriend, and she did not know why he ran. She said she also told Fields to stop and he wouldn’t, so she grabbed the gear shifter and threw the vehicle into park at the church.

County Officer Mark Holt and Brownstown Officer John Long helped look for Fields, who also was found to be driving without a driver’s license. He also faces new charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, resisting law enforcement and criminal mischief.

Anyone with information on Fields may call at 812-358-2141.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.