South Carolina Man Arrested for Resisting Arrest in Gibson Co.

A South Carolina man was arrested in Gibson County for resisting arrest after refusing to stop for a traffic stop and struggling with cops upon detainment.

Posted: Feb 24, 2021 11:00 AM

A South Carolina man was arrested in Gibson County for resisting arrest after refusing to stop for a traffic stop and struggling with cops upon detainment.

Accorind to Indiana State Police, Eric Briggs, of Enoree, South Carolina, was swerving in and out of lanes going South on US 41 early on Wednesday morning when a trooper attemtped to pull Briggs over. 

Briggs continued driving South at approximately 60 mph and eventually slowed down to approximately 45 mph near CR 350 North but continued south on US 41.

Princeton Police deployed stop sticks on US 41 south of SR 64. As Briggs approached the stop sticks, he reduced his speed and moved onto the shoulder attempting to avoid the stop sticks, but they were positioned close to the guardrail and Briggs was not able to maneuver around them and stopped.

Briggs put his hands out the window but failed to obey commands given by officers on scene. After a brief struggle, Briggs was taken into custody and transported to the Gibson County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.

Further investigation revealed Briggs had three outstanding arrest warrants for failure to appear out of Vanderburgh County.

Briggs is charged with:

  • Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Class 6 Felony
  • Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A Misdemeanor
  • Outstanding Failure to Appear Warrants (Vanderburgh County)

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