Johnson County Man Arrested in Starke County after Escaping Home Detention

A Greenwood, Indiana man was arrested in Starke County Sunday after cutting off his electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle and fleeing his home.

An anonymous tip was called into the Starke County Sheriff’s Department that Zackary Schacht was in the area on a warrant out of Johnson County. Officers went to the residence in question and found Schacht at the residence. Police announced their presence and Schacht ran. K9 officer, Chad Keen, warned Schacht to stop or the K9 would be deployed. Schacht did not yield to the warning and K9 Marco was given the command to apprehend the suspect. The K9 stopped Schacht from fleeing. Schacht was then taken to IU Health Starke Hospital for treatment. When he was medically cleared, he was transported to the Starke County Jail on the active warrant and was charged with Resisting Law Enforcement.

Schacht’s warrant was for one count of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, a Class D Felony. He was on house arrest when he fled his residence in Greenwood.

He appeared in Knox City Court on Monday for his initial hearing where he plead guilty to the charge of Resisting Law Enforcement. Judge Charles Hasnerl sentenced him to 12 months of non-reporting probation, 20 hours of community service and he was ordered to pay court costs. He was transported back to Johnson County on Tuesday.