On Thursday, Henry Lee Swartz, 53, better known by the his stage name Henry Lee Summer, was formally charged in Marion County with possession of methamphetamine, obstruction of justice and two counts of resisting law enforcement.
According to the probable cause affidavit, a police officer was attempting to pull over a vehicle on the west side of Indianapolis Tuesday for failing to signal when he reported seeing the driver throw an object out the window.
The officer said the driver, who was later identified as Summer, continued driving. When the car finally pulled over, the officer reportedly had to use pepper spray to subdue the driver.
Officials said the object thrown from the vehicle was later located and identified as a box containing crystal methamphetamine.
In 2007, Summer pled guilty to driving while intoxicated as part of a negotiated plea agreement with the prosecutor's office for his alleged involvement in a September 2006 incident.
On Sept. 15, 2006, witnesses at Country Woods Estates reported Summer hit four parked cars and police confirmed they used a Taser gun to subdue him during the arrest. He was initially charged with driving while intoxicated, resisting law enforcement and leaving the scene of an accident.
During the '80s, Summer reached Billboard's Top 20 hits with "I Wish I Had A Girl" (No. 20) and "Hey Baby" (No. 18) and has continued touring as a musician since then.
Scheduled to appear for his initial court hearing on Tuesday, event organizers at Gallaghers II, 2310 W. Southport Road, Indianapolis, are uncertain if Summer will appear at a scheduled performance today at 9 p.m.