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A stun gun was used to subdue a Columbus man after a high-speed chase on National Road, police said.
Todd Andrew Harmon, 44, of 6665 E. Base Road, was arrested early Saturday on charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, a Class D felony; driving while intoxicated with a prior conviction; a Class D felony; driving while intoxicated, causing endangerment, a Class A misdemeanor; and reckless driving, a Class B misdemeanor.
Shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday, State Police Trooper Matt Simmons saw bright, blinding lights emanating from Harmon’s northbound pickup as the truck passed Simmons near FairOaks Mall on Middle Road, according to an Indiana State Police news release.
After Harmon turned right on National Road, the trooper tried to pull over the pickup, but the truck accelerated and ran a red light at the intersection of 25th Street, the release stated.
Although speeds reached 80 miles per hour, the nine-block pursuit quickly ended after Harmon turned into the parking lot of the McDonald’s restaurant, 1880 N. National Road, stopped his truck and got out, the release stated.
As Columbus Police Officer Jim Paris arrived, Harmon began walking quickly toward Simmons and disregarded the trooper’s commands to stop, according to the release. In response, Paris used his Taser gun to stun Harmon, who fell to the pavement, the release stated.
Harmon, who suffered a small cut to his head during the fall, first was treated at Columbus Regional Hospital before being booked into the Bartholomew County Jail at 4:11 a.m. Sunday. He was incarcerated in lieu of $20,000 bond before being released at 2 a.m. Monday, according to a jail spokeswoman.
Formal charges, if any, will be filed by the office of Bartholomew County Prosecutor Bill Nash.
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