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Brief foot chase leads to arrest

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A man under arrest was able to wriggle one hand out of handcuffs and then ran from the courthouse, leading officers on a chase through downtown Franklin and a youth center.

Jonathan Riley Hanshew, 25, Trafalgar, was caught at Girls Inc., 200 E. Madison St., on Wednesday after running through the building while trying to escape from police, according to a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report. No children were at the center at the time.

Hanshew was arrested at the courthouse on a warrant because his bond had been revoked and taken to the lockup in the basement. Hanshew was able to get one hand out of his handcuffs and ran out of the building, telling officers “good luck catching me” on his way out, according to the report.

He crossed Jefferson Street and ran into the back of a vehicle going down the street but kept running. Officers lost sight of him when he ran down an alley, the report said.

A passer-by told officers they might want to check on a man who was asking to use the phone at Girls Inc. A deputy found Hanshew at the youth center and chased him through the building into the backyard of the property, the report said. The deputy threatened to use a Taser, and Hanshew stopped and was arrested, the report said.

Employees at Girls Inc. told police Hanshew asked to use a cellphone because his car had broken down. When they told him they had no cellphones, he asked if he could stay there a moment to catch his breath but then ran when he saw the deputy outside the building, the report said.

Hanshew, 4948 W. County Road 400S, was taken to the Johnson County jail, where he was being held without bond.

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