Shawn Colglazier

A Salem man was arrested this afternoon after hiding from police for five and-a-half hours.

Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies served an arrest warrant to Shawn Colglazier, 40, 2133 East Old 160 in Salem.

According to a press release, when officers arrived, Colglazier fled into a precut hole in the floor of the modular home.

There was no indication what the arrest warrant was for. 

Officers attempted to make contact with Colglazier,
who refused to communicate back.

During this time officers were advised by a family member that
Colglazier was not coming out of the crawlspace and that he could be suicidal and armed with a loaded handgun.

Officers did establish a line of communications with Colglazier however these communications were terminated by Colglazier after approximately one hour.

The Southeast Regional SWAT team was notified for additional manpower and assistance.

Colglazier was taken into custody at 5:35 p.m. and transported to the Washington County Detention Center and processed on the following charges:

  • Felony Warrant Probation/Violation to Revoke Suspended Sentence for Strangulation
  • Resisting Law Enforcement, a class A misdemeanor
  • Violation of Probation 

Deputy Paul Reyling & Detective Brad Naugle were the arresting officers and were assisted by Sheriff Brent Miller & Chief Deputy Brad Shepherd, Detective Russell Wilcoxson of
Salem PD, Indiana Conservation Officer Neal Brewington, Animal Control Officer Mike Wimmer

Other departments involved were Salem Police, Indiana Conservation, Southeast Regional SWAT and the Washington County Ambulance Service