Warsaw Police taze unsafe driver

An Arizona man led Warsaw police on a chase down North Detroit Street Wednesday afternoon causing him to end up in the hospital.

According to a press release from the Warsaw Police Department, police were alerted to a unsafe driver of a black Ford F350, driven by Myron Jay Tomlinson, 65, Arizona, that was in a recent standoff with the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department.

A Warsaw police officer attempted to stop Tomlinson, who was traveling north near Anchorage Road. According to the release, Tomlinson allegedly refused to stop and told dispatch officers that they should give up because he would “not be taken alive.”

Officers stopped the truck near CR 350N. Tomlinson refused to obey the officers’ orders to shut off his truck. He told the officers he wanted to die and told the officers to shoot him.

A Warsaw Police Department officer then deployed his stun gun to allow law officers to take Tomlinson into custody. Tomlinson was taken to Kosciusko Community Hospital where he received treatment and evaluation.

According to Warsaw Police Chief Scott Whitaker, charges against Tomlinson are pending.