Indiana Conservation Officers, along with multiple other local law enforcement agencies, apprehended a suspect after he jumped into the White River at Rockford Dam in Seymour early Wednesday afternoon.
While performing routine license checks in the area of the dam, Conservation Officer Blake Everhart made contact with 29-year-old Gregory A. Smith, of Seymour. After determining that Smith had outstanding warrant for a parole violation, Everhart tried to arrest Smith. Authorities say that Smith jumped into the White River in an attempt to escape.
ICO Cpl. Nathan Berry responded with an airboat to help in the search for Smith, along with responders from other agencies. After nearly three hours, Smith was located and allegedly fought with officers while on the riverbank. Authorities say that Smith jumped into the river again after a second foot pursuit with conservation officers and was eventually taken into custody by ICO Everhart and Cpl. Berry.
Smith was arrested on new charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and is awaiting extradition on the outstanding parole warrant.