Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


February 12, 2013

Man arrested after police chase

Greensburg — On Monday, Christopher P. Scott, 25, was arrested on charges of theft, a class D felony, possession of more than 10 grams of pseudoephedrine, a class D felony, and resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor.

According to police reports, CVS reported a theft to the Greensburg Police Department Monday evening. Scott was identified on CVS’ security cameras as stepping behind the pharmacy counter while the pharmacist was busy. The pharmacist stated that he had thought the person entering was his assistant. When the pharmacist realized the person was not his assistant, he asked if he could assist the suspect.

Scott ignored the pharmacist, according to police reports, and began to run out of the store.

The pharmacist followed Scott out of the store, and told someone to call 911.

During the police arrival, an officer witnessed a suspect matching the description of Scott running away. GPD Sgt. Brendan Bridges left his patrol car and demanded that Scott stop, but Scott did not yield.

According to the police account, Sgt. Bridges pursued Scott, and advised the that he would be tased if he did not cease fleeing.

At one point, the sergeant lost view of Scott and drew his gun.

Once Scott was caught in a fenced-in yard, the sergeant told the suspect to get on the ground, and Scott complied.

Scott allegedly claimed the allergy medicines in his front pocket were purchased earlier that day, though he possessed more than is legally allowed in a month’s purchase.

The pharmacist positively identified Scott as the thief.

Scott was incarcerated without bond. No trial date has been set as of press time Tuesday.

Contact: Tess Rowing 812-663-3111 x7004

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