Bloomfield man faces charges

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A 36 year old Bloomfield man is facing charges following an incident in Appanoose County Monday afternoon.

The Appanoose County Sheriff’s Department says it received a citizen’s report of suspicious activity Monday afternoon.  The caller said a red pickup truck was leaving the area with stolen items.  The caller told deputies he was following the vehicle when the driver stopped and got out and approached the caller with a knife.

Deputies responded to the area after locating the pickup truck and initiating a traffic stop………however the driver identified as 36 year old Luke Fowler of Bloomfield failed to stop.  After a brief chase Fowler lost control of his pickup and rolled into a ditch.

He is facing charges of eluding law enforcement, displaying a weapon, trespassing and theft.

He is being held in the Appanoose County Jail in Centerville.