Rodger Griffin was arrested on Thursday after a brief foot pursuit with police.
Griffin, 48, allegedly battered his girlfriend and when her son tried to diffuse the situation, Griffin reportedly threatened his life and pulled a machete and waved it at him making alleged threats. The police were called and Griffin left the residence. When officers from the Starke County Sheriff’s Deparment and the Knox City Police Department arrived, they were advised that Griffin had run into the woods on State Road 8. Officers did locate Griffin and chased him through thick woods. He was eventually taken into custody and booked into the Starke County jail.
Griffin has been charged with Domestic Battery, Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon and Resisting Law Enforcement.