A Shoals man was arrested after he attempted to flee from a State Trooper and hide in a trailer.
Arrested and Charged was Joshua A. Yarbrough, 22, Shoals, IN.
He was charged with:
– Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Level 6 Felony
– Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A Misdemeanor
– Possession of Marijuana with a Prior Conviction, Class A Misdemeanor
At 3:40 P.M. Friday, Senior Trooper Jarrod Lents was patrolling US Highway 50 near Shoals when he observed a Chevrolet Cavalier approaching High Street.
Lents noticed that the driver was not wearing his seat belt, and the car had an Indiana truck registration plate instead of a plate for a passenger car.
Lents activated his emergency lights and turned around as the Chevrolet continued north on High Street. Lents attempted to catch up but found that the Chevrolet had refused to stop.
Lents believed that the Chevrolet had turned east onto 6th Street, and found the car parked in front of a trailer residence at 609 Low Street.
The Chevrolet was still running and bags of groceries were still sitting in the front seat. Lents performed a registration check through ISP dispatch, finding that the license plate belonged to 22 year old Joshua A. Yarbrough of Shoals.
Lents confirmed that Yarbrough was the driver after checking his Indiana BMV photograph.
Martin County Sheriff Travis Roush and Major Andy Burkhardt, along with Trooper Andrew Beaver, assisted Lents in setting up a perimeter around the trailer and attempting to speak with Yarbrough.
After numerous failed attempts to get anyone to come to the door, Lents met with Martin County Prosecutor Mike Steiner to prepare a search warrant. Officers served the search warrant and were able to get Yarbrough to come to the door; he was placed into custody without incident.
Lents later learned that Yarbrough did not stop because he was a suspended driver.
During a search of the Chevrolet, officers found a small amount of marijuana in the glove box. Yarbrough was charged with Resisting Law Enforcement and Possession of Marijuana; he was lodged in the Martin County Jail.