Evansville man accused of leading police on foot chase

Evansville man accused of leading police on foot chase
Zachary Scroggins, 34, Vanderburgh Co. Jail

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Officers with the Evansville Police Department arrested 34-year-old Zachary Scroggins of Evansville after a foot chase that resulted in Scroggins being tased.

Officers were patrolling the area of Southeast Second Street and Madison Avenue, when they say they noticed a man, Zachary Scroggins, riding a bicycle on the sidewalk on Madison Avenue around 1:52 Saturday morning. They say Scroggins didn’t have the proper lights or equipment to be riding the bike at that time.

Officers stopped Scroggins and when searching him, they say they saw a clear plastic bag with white crystal substance hanging out of his pocket.

When police tried to place Scroggins in handcuffs, he resisted and say he pushed one officer hard enough, he fell backward and was able to run away.

According to the affidavit, while officers ran after Scroggins, they tried multiple times to taser him as he ran through several yards. During the pursuit, officers saw Scroggins reach into his pocket and throw the plastic bag to the ground.

Authorities say officers eventually tased Scroggins, sending him to the ground and were able successfully arrest him.

One of the officers found the plastic bag that Scroggins that contained 0.5 grams of methamphetamine.

Scroggins was taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail and is facing a number of charges, including, possession of methamphetamine, resisting law enforcement and battery against a public safety official.

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