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Shannon indicted on several charges after running from authorities on ATV
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A man who ran from authorities on an ATV before crashing into a building has been indicted on a laundry list of charges.
The fugitive, Tyler David Shannon, 26, has been indicted on charges of resisting arrest, evading arrest, DUI, vehicular assault, reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, DUI, and driving on a revoked license.
His indictment comes after police began chasing Shannon on an ATV after it was reported the four-wheeler had been used in a vehicular assault in neighboring Van Buren County where the victim was seriously injured.
Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Vann saw the ATV on Manchester Highway.
“The ATV was traveling with no lights on the front or rear,” Vann revealed of his first sight of the suspect the evening in question. “He was traveling westbound in the eastbound emergency lane.”
Vann said he went after the suspect who cut across all four lanes of the highway in an attempt to escape.
“He drove off the side of the road and crashed into a local business,” Vann said, noting the suspect was thrown off the ATV when it wrecked but he continued to flee. “The suspect ran.”
Shannon reportedly took refuge nearby but was found. “After a short foot pursuit, he ran to the loading dock of the post office and refused to comply with my order to halt.”
Vann said he had to resort to pepper spray to subdue the suspect.