Medora Man Arrested After Attempting to Flee from Police

(VALLONIA) – A Medora man who has a history of resisting police officers and fleeing was arrested Saturday in Vallonia.

Jeremy Dillman

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested 36-year-old Jeremy Dillman on a Jackson County warrant on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, possession of meth, possession of crack cocaine, auto theft, unlawful possession of a firearm by a domestic batterer, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Knowing of Dillman’s history of fleeing, police were able to block the sport utility vehicle Dillman was driving after he parked near the Bluebird Cafe in the 2400 block of South Main Street.

Officers saw Dillman toss a brown package onto the passenger side seat.

He then attempted to flee but was unable to get the vehicle into gear and would have had to ram the vehicle blocking him to escape, police said.

Dillman eventually gave up and complied with officer’s commands and was arrested without incident.

A female passenger, who owned the vehicle, allowed police to search it. They located the package Dillman threw. It contained two smoking devices contained meth residue, police said.

Dillman complained of chest pain from a pre-existing heart condition, police called an ambulance. Dillman was transported to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for a medical evaluation. He was released and transported to the Jackson County Jail with a new charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Assisting with the case were Chief Deputy Dustin Steward, county officers Justin Amos and Alan Jones and Brownstown Officer Ryan Cherry.