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ISP: Man in custody after fleeing traffic stop on ATV, firing shots at officer in Scott County

Indiana State Police have confirmed a man is in custody after fleeing a traffic stop and firing shots at an officer.

SCOTT COUNTY, Ind — Indiana State Police have arrested a man they say shot at an officer and fled from a traffic stop on an ATV.

Todd Lacey, 52, was charged with resisting law enforcement with a vehicle which is a felony.

According to a news release, a Scott County deputy was on patrol on State Road 256 near Terry Road when he observed an ATV turning east onto State Road 256 from Terry Road without stopping at the stop sign.

That’s when the deputy tried to make a traffic stop on the ATV, but Lacey fled into a nearby field. After the deputy entered the field, the deputy said the ATV stopped abruptly and the deputy exited his patrol vehicle and continued the pursuit, approaching Lacey on foot.

The deputy reported what he apparently heard as gunfire and returned fire as he took cover behind a nearby house trailer.

Other officers did respond to the scene but attempts to locate Lacey were unsuccessful. Indiana State Police detectives and crime scene techs were called in to assist.

Police later confirmed Lacey as the suspect after speaking with area residents.

Officers conducted an in-depth search of a nearby wooded area with K-9’s where Lacy believed to have fled. He was located around 1:30 p.m. hiding near the original scene.

Police said no suspect weapon was located but Lacey Was in possession of ammunition when he was apprehended.

Lacey is currently booked at the Washington County Jail.

The investigation is ongoing.

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