Two people were arrested by the Hamlet Police Department, Wednesday, after a police pursuit.
Hamlet Police Chief, Jeremiah Patrick, told WKVI that at 10:30 p.m. CT, Wednesday, Larry Catt, 21, of Hamlet, failed to stop after police initiated a traffic stop. A vehicle pursuit ensued and ended at Catt’s residence at 607 W. Davis Street in Hamlet. While police officers were taking Catt into custody, Lonzo Jackson came out of the residence with a large knife on his belt and in a rage, demanded that police leave his driveway and release Larry from custody. Jackson was told to go back inside the residence and he did not comply. When police attempted to take Jackson into custody, he ran into his residence and locked the door. Hamlet Police and Starke County Sheriff’s Department officers made their way into the house and Jackson was taken into custody after a struggle.
Larry Catt has preliminary charges of Driving While Suspended and Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle. Lonzo Jackson has preliminary charges of Disorderly Conduct, two counts of Resisting Law Enforcement, and three counts of Battery on a Police Officer.