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Seymour man remains jailed for resisting, auto theft

November 1, 2016 GMT

A Seymour man remains behind bars on a $2,000 cash-only bond following a pursuit by police last week. Dakotah Henderson, 23, faces Level 6 felony counts of resisting law enforcement and auto theft, as well as misdemeanor counts of resisting law enforcement and reckless driving. Prosecutors filed the charges Monday morning in Jefferson Superior Court. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Muldoon was traveling eastbound on State Road 56 Thursday when he noticed a vehicle cross over the center line and into his lane of travel near Indiana-Kentucky Electric around 10:20 p.m. The vehicle - a white passenger car - passed within inches of the deputy’s cruiser before correcting its course and traveling back into its lane of travel, the probable cause affidavit said. Muldoon turned around in an attempt to stop the vehicle when it picked up speed and tried to get away from the deputy. Hanover Police Officer Brad Demaree - who was near the top of Hanover Hill - saw the fleeing vehicle pull into the parking lot of the Comfort Inn hotel at the east intersection of State roads 56 and 62 and conducted a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, the man - later identified as Henderson - refused to identify himself and told officers “that’s for me to know and you to find out.” Henderson also claimed he had been walking from Madison to Hanover, the affidavit said. Officers also received information during the stop that a vehicle matching the description of the car had been stolen from the downtown Madison area.  Police arrested Henderson and transported him to the Jefferson County Jail where officers administered a portable breath test, which registered a breath alcohol content of .19 - more than twice the legal limit. Henderson appeared for an initial hearing Monday morning in Jefferson Superior Court. He entered a preliminary plea of not guilty. He remained incarcerated at the jail following Monday’s hearing.