Man arrested after trying to flee on foot
CLOVERDALE — Attempting to flee a traffic stop on foot did not end well for a Cloverdale man Thursday afternoon, as he later found himself in jail on multiple charges.
At 3:44 p.m. Indiana State Police Trooper Colton Maynor was patrolling U.S. 231 near County Road 925 South when he noticed a southbound 1996 Toyota Camry travel left of center.
Prior to stopping the vehicle, Trooper Maynor noticed the license plate was obstructed by dirt and grime, rendering it unreadable.
After Maynor activated his lights, the driver pulled into the lot of an auto parts store just south of 925 South.
As he approached the vehicle to speak with the driver, Maynor noticed the apparent smell of burnt marijuana coming from within the Toyota. As Maynor returned to his police vehicle to run a driver’s license query, the male driver, 38-year-old Philip M Reed of Cloverdale, bolted from the vehicle and ran southeast toward a nearby car wash with Maynor in foot pursuit.
Maynor said that as Reed ran behind the car wash, he tossed a plastic bag containing syringes, scales, grinder, rolling papers and a spoon used for illegal drugs activity.
Right after tossing the bag, the suspect was apprehended by Trooper Maynor and arriving Cloverdale Police Officers.
Reed was transported to the Putnam County Jail on preliminary charges of habitual traffic violator, DUI-refusal, resisting law enforcement, possession of marijuana with a prior conviction, dealing marijuana, possession of a syringe,and possession of paraphernalia.
Assisting were ISP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Troopers Matt Ames and Yan Dravigne, Cloverdale Police Sgt. Bill Wallace and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.