CANNELTON – According to Cannelton police, James R. Lawson Jr., of 21 Lafayette Street in Cannelton was arrested May 19.
Lawson allegedly flagged down police then reportedly stated to them that he was intoxicated. According to police, Lawson accelerated quickly, causing his tires to squeal.
After he was transported to the Perry County Jail, Lawson allegedly intimidated a jail officer by threatening to batter her. Lawson is preliminarily charged with operating while intoxicated and intimidation on a jail officer.