Police: Man runs out of courthouse to avoid arrest

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(UPDATE) (Nov. 5, 2014) – A man who police say ran away from authorities at the Johnson County Courthouse to avoid an arrest wound up getting caught.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said Felipe Zaragoza was arrested Tuesday night in Indianapolis. He was booked on a conversion warrant and a charge of resisting law enforcement.

(Previous story) FRANKLIN (Nov. 4, 2014) – Authorities are looking for a man who escaped from a security officer at the Johnson County Courthouse Monday.

On Monday morning, the officer stopped Felipe Zaragoza, 18, and a friend after realizing he had an active warrant for Zaragoza. Zaragoza sat down in a chair while the officer waited for a warrant. His friend left the building.

Zaragoza initially cooperated, according to a report from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. He got up and ran out of the west doors of the courthouse before he could be handcuffed. The officer grabbed the hood of Zaragoza’s sweatshirt but was unable to stop him.

The officer said Zaragoza fell down the steps as he was getting away. He got back to his feet and ran outside, where his friend was waiting in an SUV.

Zaragoza, who has a Greenwood address, managed to get away. He had a warrant for conversion, and police were still looking for him.

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