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Heroin suspect leads police on foot chase

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Man nabbed after deputy injures ankle

By The Staff

A Lexington man is behind bars after leading police on an early-morning foot chase Saturday that began on Broadway and ended Suzanne Street.
Deputy Brian Wooldridge of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office noticed that Jarrod T. Baker, 20, of 1658 Maywick View Lane was unsteady on his feet while pumping fuel at Five Star on Broadway, according to a report filed by officer Josh Satterly of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
When Wooldridge confronted Baker and told him he had an outstanding arrest warrant, the report says Baker took off on foot toward Plum Street “causing alarm to people in that area.”
The report says that Baker leaped over several fences and crossed two streets before Satterly was able to chase him down.
“As I closed in I told him to stop and not move but he continued to jump over fences,” Satterly wrote in his report.
“At that time I deployed my Taser, ending the pursuit,” he  wrote, adding that he found a small silver container with what appeared to be heroin inside that Baker had tossed out while fleeing.
Wooldridge injured his ankle during the pursuit, according to the report.
Satterly reported finding a syringe and a burned spoon inside of Baker’s vehicle at the gas station, along with prescription narcotics.
Satterly said Baker told him that he had snorted heroin the night before.
Baker is charged with first-degree possession of heroin, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence, according to the report.
He was also charged with driving under the influence; operating on a suspended or revoked license; fleeing or evading police and disorderly conduct.