Police cars damaged after Jackson County chase

Photo courtesy of Brownstown Police Department.

Two police cruisers were damaged in a Jackson County chase yesterday afternoon after a suspect stole a car and threatened that he had a gun .

The incident started at about 4:12 p.m. yesterday when a Brownstown officer stopped a vehicle near Jackson County Roads 300N and 225W. But after stopping the car, the driver jumped out, and a passenger took the wheel and sped away.

After a short chase, the driver plowed through several fields and yards before stopping and running away. Police continued the chase on foot, as the former driver ran into a home, claiming he had a gun and allegedly stole a vehicle. Brownstown police, Jackson County deputies, Crothersville police, Indiana conservation officers and Indiana State Police all took part in the chase which ended near County Roads 760N and 700W with damage to both a Brownstown and a Jackson County police vehicle.

The driver took off on foot again and was captured shortly afterwards. 24-year-old Lakota Snyder is facing a long list of charges including:

  • Robbery
  • Auto theft
  • Never Receiving Driver License
  • Refusing to submit to a chemical test
  • Possession of Marijuana/Hashish
  • Possession of Paraphernalia
  • Residential Entry
  • Resisting Law Enforcement
  • Outstanding warrants