Seymour man apprehended in Brownstown after traffic stop

Foot pursuit leads to arrest

A traffic stop in Brownstown that led to a brief foot pursuit Monday morning resulted in the arrest of a man on charges of possession of methamphetamine and resisting law enforcement, police report.

Lakota Kain Snyder, 21, of Seymour, also is being held on a parole violation after the incident that began in a parking lot in the 100 block of West Commerce Street.

The incident that led to Snyder’s arrest began at 9:58 a.m. when Cpl. Joe Kelly with the Brownstown Police Department stopped the driver of a moped in the parking lot on Commerce Street.

Kelly said after a brief encounter, the driver — identified as Snyder — fled on foot. During the pursuit, Kelly said he deployed his stun gun against Snyder, but it was ineffective.

Chief Tom Hanner arrived on scene and joined in the foot pursuit, which continued east across Main Street and crossed South Sugar Street before ending in the backyard of a residence in the 200 block of East Tanner Street.

Methamphetamine was located on Snyder during a search, Kelly said.

Snyder was being held without bond Tuesday at the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown pending his initial court appearance.

The possession of methamphetamine charge is a Level 6 felony, punishable by six months to two and a half years in jail upon conviction, while the resisting law enforcement charge is a Class A misdemeanor.

Several officers with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department also assisted with the arrest and transportation of Snyder to the jail.

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