KOSCIUSKO — A North Manchester man was arrested after fleeing from a police officer on an ATV.
Joshua Warren Powers, 32, 12446 S. CR 600E, North Manchester, is being charged with resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, a level 6 felony.
On Monday, Sept. 24, an officer with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department was attempting to serve a warrant on Powers, who was supposed to be at his residence in North Manchester.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, dispatch advised that Powers had just left the residence on an ATV. While the officer was near that location, he observed an ATV traveling west on CR 1250S.
Believing the operator to be Powers, the officer activated his siren and lights and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. Powers ignored the officer’s efforts to stop him and drove several miles on the county roads before entering a field, where the officer lost sight of the ATV.
The officer drove back to Powers’ residence. Powers’ family members told the officer he might be at an abandoned house trailer.
Upon arrival at the abandoned house, the officer saw the ATV behind the building. Powers could be seen laying on a couch inside.
Powers was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail and released on his own recognizance. He has an initial hearing at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in Kosciusko Superior Court 3.