NORTH VERNON — North Vernon police arrested a local man accused of breaking into a change machine inside a laundromat.

Micah W. Manning, 41, North Vernon, was arrested at 3:52 a.m. Tuesday on charges of burglary, theft, resisting law enforcement, possession of paraphernalia, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and two warrants for failure to appear.

Officers were sent to the Suds City Laundromat on North State Street where they encountered a man leaving the building, who they attempted to stop, said Sgt. Andrew Richmond, North Vernon Police Department spokesman.

The man, later identified as Manning, fled on foot, running several blocks before being caught by Officer Lucas Newsome who found him hiding under a pickup truck.

Officers found burglary tools inside the laundromat and the damaged change machine, which had $30 to $50 taken, with some of that change found on Manning, Richmond said.

Manning lost or was able to discard some of the change while being chased by officers, Richmond said.

Manning is being held without bond in the Jennings County Jail, jail officials said.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.