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Man arrested after shots fired at police

Todd Lacey was arrested by Indiana authorities Sunday afternoon.
Todd Lacey was arrested by Indiana authorities Sunday afternoon.(Indiana State Police)
Updated: Apr. 11, 2021 at 1:59 PM EDT
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SCOTT COUNTY, In. (WAVE) - Indiana State Police have arrested a man in connection to an early Sunday morning incident in Scott County.

Authorities were searching for a person who fired shots at a sheriff’s deputy during a foot chase.

The incident happened after a deputy tried to pull over a person riding an ATV (four-wheeler) around 5:45 a.m., near State Road 256 and Terry Road in rural Scott County.

Police say the rider took off and the deputy lost sight of the rider and the ATV. A little while later, the deputy spotted the ATV again, this time going through a field on the north side of State Road 256.

Police say the ATV rider got off the ATV and started running. The deputy followed until they heard what they believed to be gunshots. The deputy fired shots towards the ATV rider, as the deputy began taking cover. Attempts to locate the ATV rider were unsuccessful.

The deputy was not injured.

That’s when Indiana State Police were called to investigate. As the investigation progressed, ISP identified a possible suspect, identified as Todd Lacey, 52, of North Vernon, after speaking with residents in the area.

Indiana Conservation Officer Jim Schreck and his K-9 Smoky were called in to help search a wooded area where Lacey was believed to have run after the encounter with the Scott County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Lacey was found hiding in a wooded area not far from the original scene. He was taken into custody.

No weapon was found, but police say Lacey was in possession of ammunition at the time of his arrest.

Lacey is being held in the Washington County Jail. He’s is charged with Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle.

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