Man turns himself in to state police
By Amy Lavalley Post-Tribune correspondent October 2, 2011 7:50PM
Updated: November 15, 2011 10:03AM
Early Thursday afternoon, a sergeant assigned to the Indiana State Police Lowell Post was in for a surprise when a young man walked into the post and declared he was wanted on a warrant. The tip-off was a pair of handcuffs still attached to his wrists.
Just before 2 p.m. Thursday, Zachary A. Keilman, 18 of Rensselaer walked into the Lowell post and spoke with Sgt. Alan Jamerson. Keilman said he believed he was wanted on a warrant.
When police asked why he thought he was wanted, Keilman rolled up the sleeves on his shirt, where he revealed handcuffs on both wrists. The chain had been cut in the middle.
Further investigation revealed that the Newton County Sheriff’s Department had detained Keilman Wednesday night for attending an underage drinking party they had been dispatched to. While inside one of the deputy’s police car Keilman took off, still handcuffed, when the deputy was busy dealing with other participants.
Keilman then had someone cut the chain to the handcuffs. The problem arose when Keilman realized that he had left his identification inside the deputy’s police car.
Indiana State Police Trooper Ricky Rayner took custody of Keilman and made contact with the Newton County Sheriff’s Department. who told Rayner they had just filed charges against Keilman.
Keilman was transported and incarcerated at the Newton County Jail; he bonded out Friday. He faces charges of escape, a Class C felony, and resisting law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor.