Seymour Man Arrested after Stealing Motorcycle, Fleeing from Police

(SEYMOUR) – A Seymour man was arrested after he fled from police on a stolen motorcycle after a traffic stop on Tuesday.

Steven Waggoner

Police arrested 30-year-old Steven Waggoner on charges of auto theft, resisting law enforcement and never receiving a driver’s license.

The incident began at 5:47 a.m. when Jackson County deputy Jordan Hawn stopped Waggoner who was driving a motorcycle at 5:47 a.m. in the 1500 block of Morningside Drive in Seymour.

According to a press release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Hawn discovered that the motorcycle was reported stolen in Bartholomew County on Sunday.

After being stopped, Waggoner fled on foot past several homes on Morningside Drive.

Police requested help from Seymour Cpl. Adam Surface and K-9 Officer Ace, who found a jacket police believed belonged to Waggoner.

That led officers to a residence at the corner of Lakeview and Manor drivers, where officers found Waggoner in the backyard.

Waggoner was arrested without incident. He is being held in the Jackson County Jail without bond.

Assisting at the scene was Sheriff Rick Meyer, Detective Ben Rudolph, Officer J.L. McElfresh, Seymour Sgt. Mike Cooper and Seymour officers Bart Bevers, James Handley, Chris McCoy and Tim Toborg.