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A local SWAT team was called after a Nineveh resident refused to surrender when police came to arrest him for a warrant.

Jason Yager, 27, was arrested after police found him hiding under some insulation in an attic in a house in the 500 block of West Fishers Drive. Prince’s Lakes police came to arrest Yager after he failed to show up to a court hearing.

Yager was charged with a misdemeanor charge of conversion in April 2013. He missed a court date for that case on Thursday and the judge issued a warrant for his arrest. Yager is also facing charges of criminal confinement and battery causing bodily injury in a separate case. Those charges were filed by the county prosecutor’s office on April 2.

A Prince’s Lakes officer learned Yager was staying at the house on Fishers Drive and went to arrest him. When the officer arrived, Yager refused to come out of the house and family members told police he was hiding, according to a news release from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

Police had information that Yager might be armed, so the county SWAT team was called to help, Sheriff Doug Cox said. SWAT officers entered the house and found Yager hiding in the attic. He did not have a weapon when he was arrested, Cox said.

Yager had a handgun in March, when his ex-girlfriend reported that he came to her house in Franklin and hit her, according to a police report. She had recently broken up with Yager and they got into an argument. She told police he pulled her hair, choked her and hit her with a handgun before pulling her into his truck and knocking her unconscious, the report said.

The woman woke up later and ran out of the truck to a home in the 5100 block of Greensburg Road and had the homeowner call police, the report said.

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