Auburn man arrested, trooper injured during a traffic stop

AUBURN –  An Auburn man was arrested earlier Tuesday morning and is now facing criminal charges after a traffic investigation and fleeing incident turned into a physical confrontation with troopers.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Indiana State Police Master Trooper Tim Myers was patrolling northbound on I-69 north of State Road 8, when he observed a gray Chrysler 300 passenger car allegedly traveling southbound in excess of 100mph. 

The Chrysler was observed exiting the interstate at the Auburn 329 mile marker heading east on State Road 8.  Trooper Myers quickly located the suspect vehicle abandoned in the Cracker Barrel restaurant parking lot located just off that interchange.  A witness helped provide the direction of travel in which the suspect driver ran, towards the Marathon gas station next door to the restaurant.

The suspect driver later identified as Anthony Lamm, 19, of Auburn, was observed on foot in the gas station parking lot and was confronted by Trooper Myers and Trooper Ben Kirk.  As the troopers attempted to take the Lamm into custody, Lamm became combative with the troopers.   During this altercation, Trooper Myers fell on the ice and sustained an injury to his left leg.  An Auburn Police Officer arrived to assist the troopers and was able to effectively employ a TASER weapon on Lamm, at which time they were able to get him handcuffed and under control. 

Lamm was transported in custody to the DeKalb Parkview Hospital for medical clearance prior to being transported to the DeKalb County Jail.  Once at the jail, Lamm was booked into custody on related misdemeanor criminal charges for Resisting Law Enforcement Resulting In Bodily Injury, and Reckless Driving.

Trooper Myers was also transported from the scene to the DeKalb Parkview Hospital, where he received medical evaluation and treatment for injuries sustained to his leg, and then subsequently released this afternoon. 

Assisting at the scene were several troopers from the Fort Wayne Post, Auburn Police Department, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, Angola Police Department, and Jeff’s Towing.