Seymour man arrested after chase


A Seymour man was arrested Thursday evening after he fled from Columbus police officers who were conducting a shoplifting investigation.

At approximately 6 p.m., CPD officers responded to Menards, 2315 Merchants Mile, regarding a shoplifting suspect inside the store, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

The shoplifting suspect, later identified as Daniel R. Mason, 34, Seymour, was a suspect in a shoplifting incident at the same store on Wednesday, Harris said. When officers approached Mason, he began running and ignored the officers’ commands to stop. Mason dropped stolen merchandise next to a parked vehicle and continued running to the east where he was taken into custody outside of a nearby business.

While searching Mason’s clothing, the officers located a small bag of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana, Harris said. The officers also confirmed a Jackson County warrant for Mason’s arrest.

Mason was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital for jail clearance and later remanded to the Bartholomew County Jail on the preliminary charges:

  • Resisting law enforcement
  • Theft with a prior conviction
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Jackson County warrant

Mason is being held without bond at the Bartholomew County Jail, jail officials said.