Parke County authorities notified the Brazil City Police Department Thursday afternoon that Shawn Halfacre, 20, Rockville, who was wanted on an outstanding "failure to appear" arrest warrant from the Parke County Courthouse, was probably staying at a residence in Cooper Towers.
While investigating the warrant, BCPD Patrolman Jeff Bucklin located Halfacre at a Knightsville residence on Price Street after 11 p.m., Thursday.
A short foot pursuit ensued when Bucklin attempted to question the suspect. Bucklin, along with officers from two other BCPD units and the Clay County Sheriff's Department K-9 Handler/Deputy Josh Clarke and K-9 Officer Forrest were involved in the chase.
After a few minutes, Halfacre was taken into custody approximately a block east of the home.
During a routine pat down of Halfacre, officers discovered an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine and paraphernalia.
He was transported to the Clay County Justice Center and booked on preliminary local charges of resisting law enforcement, false reporting/informing, possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.
Booked on a $7,000 cash bond, Halfacre remains incarcerated until he can be formally arraigned per the Clay County Court schedule.
Officials told The Brazil Times that Halfacre would remain incarcerated until transportation could be arranged back to Parke County, so he can be arraigned on the prior unrelated charges in that county.