A Scott County man was arrested Wednesday night after a police chase came to an end in Seymour.
Indiana State Police (ISP) Spokesman Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says that the incident began at approximately 8:40 p.m. when Trooper Jared Black and Probationary Trooper Tia Deaton attempted to stop a vehicle on US 50 near Walnut Street in Seymour for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle, 32-year-old Otha T. Bryant, of Austin, allegedly fled southbound on Walnut Street before turning westbound on County Road 200 North. Authorities say that Bryant then turned northbound on to County Road 600 East towards US 50. As Bryant’s vehicle approached the intersection of County Road 600 East and US 50, police say that he lost control of the vehicle and crashed onto the railroad tracks at Hangman’s Crossing.
Wheeles says that after the crash, Bryant tried to flee the vehicle on foot. However, he was quickly taken into custody without further incident. A search of Bryant’s vehicle allegedly revealed over 10 grams of methamphetamine and other items associated with the dealing of of the drug. Bryant was reportedly treated for minor injuries by Jackson County EMS before being taken to the Jackson County Jail.
State Police say that Bryant faces preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement in a Vehicle, Resisting Law Enforcement on Foot, Dealing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Operating while Intoxicated and Driving while Suspended.
ISP say there were assisted by officers from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and Seymour Police Department.