Urbana man Tasered after allegedly leading police on foot, bike chase

Feb 16, 2018
  • By Keisha Rowe
  • Staff Writer
Jan M. Tomlin.

An Urbana man faces multiple charges in the Clark County Municipal Court after he allegedly lead police on a chase through an Enon neighborhood that ended with him being Tasered.

Jan Tomlin, 34, was arraigned on charges of theft, obstructing official business, falsification and resisting arrest on Thursday. His case was continued.

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The charges stem from an incident in August when officers on patrol in Enon made a traffic stop on a car in which Tomlin was a passenger. According to a police report, Tomlin allegedly gave a false name and date of birth, later admitting to it because he believed he had a warrant out for his arrest. As the officer moved to arrest Tomlin, Tomlin allegedly fled on foot through Enon Cemetery and into a residential neighborhood on Dayton Road.

According to the report, the officer ran after him but later returned to his cruiser to catch up to Tomlin. Tomlin then allegedly stole a bicycle from a home and continued to elude capture. The suspect allegedly attempted to get back into the car he was originally riding in but ran when the officer drew his service weapon, the report says.

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A female passenger in the car allegedly attempted to stop the officer from pursuing by blocking his cruiser and hitting the car with her hands. Police were able to get around the woman without injuring her.

After catching up to Tomlin again, the officer pursued him back into the neighborhood on foot, ordering him to stop, according to the report. When Tomlin allegedly didn’t comply, the officer deployed his Taser to disable him until another officer arrived on the scene, the report says.

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