Passenger flees, gets tased, arrested

From Local Sources

JASPER — A Friday evening traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a vehicle passenger.


The Jasper Police Department stopped a vehicle on Cedar Crest Court for disregarding a stop sign. During the stop, police said, front seat passenger Christopher D. Barrett, 28, with no current address, got out of the vehicle and fled on foot.

The short foot pursuit ended with police locating and eventually taking Barrett into custody with the aid of a Taser stun gun at Timberbrook Court and Briarcliff Parkway.

Authorities booked Barrett into the Dubois County Security Center at 9:52 p.m. on a preliminary Level 6 felony count of obstruction of justice and a preliminary misdemeanor count of resisting law enforcement.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police assisted.

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