Indiana State Police Lt. Chad Larsh was driving to a meeting last week in rural Kosciusko County when an erratic driver caught his attention.
Minutes later, Larsh was chasing the man with the assistance of a local farmer in a tractor.
Larsh is the Bremen Post Commander and lost sight of Jacob P. Miller, 41, Plymouth, driving a purple Pontiac Grand Am. He located the vehicle parked in a driveway at 4985 N. 920 West, Etna Green, and saw Miller running through a farm field.
Larsh returned to his car with his emergency lights activated and paralleled Miller on 400 North as he began running faster in the field. Dispatch contacted Larsh in his vehicle saying a farmer plowing his field with a tractor had seen Miller in the same field. The farmer called on his cell phone and offered to help and picked up Larsh on the side of the road.
Miller surrendered after Larsh jumped out of the tractor with his taser drawn.
“I’m pretty sure he never saw it coming. The man was assuming that the farmer was there to help him,” Larsh said.
Miller was arrested on charges of resisting arrest and driving with a suspended driver’s license.
The arrest was photographed from the air by ISP Master Trooper Dan Ringer who happened to be flying his personal aircraft in the area at the time.
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