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Man arrested in New Haven after multi-state pursuit

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) - A Monroeville man is in custody after leading police in a pursuit that spanned two states Saturday night.

The incident started when New Haven police were investigating a domestic dispute between a man and a woman in the 100 block of Court Street in New Haven. 

The man, Brian G. Johnson, 45, Monroeville, had sent a picture of himself armed with a handgun to the woman, which led to a police response, officials said. 

Officers with the Allen County Sheriff's Department found Johnson in eastern Allen County. That's when he ran, beginning a police pursuit. 

Police followed the man into Ohio before Ohio authorities chased him back into Indiana a short time later. 

At that point, Woodburn police picked up the pursuit, along with New Haven police and officers with the Allen County Sheriff's Department. 

Johnson then drove to the back parking lot of the New Haven Police Department and stopped, according to police officials.

That's when the Allen County Sheriff's SWAT Team responded to help with the situation.

Police said Johnson stayed in his vehicle while negotiators tried to convince him to come out peacefully. 

He eventually surrendered to authorities and they took him into custody without incident. 

Police took Johnson to the Allen County Jail where he is charged with possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon, theft of a handgun, invasion of privacy, and possession of handgun without a permit.

The incident is under investigation.


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