Man gives officers false ID, attempts to flee

BEAN BLOSSOM — A Nashville man is accused of giving false information to police who questioned him about his vehicle being parked behind a closed grocery store.

When Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy Austin Schonfeld asked Kenneth Baker, 25, for his name, Baker said his name was Jason Beckham.

Schonfeld searched Beckham’s name and learned he was wanted out of Marion County. Police asked Baker to exit the vehicle and to put his hands behind his back, a probable cause affidavit said.

Baker then fled on foot. Schonfeld and three other sheriff’s deputies repeatedly yelled for Baker to stop and ended up taking him down, the affidavit said.

After he was caught, Baker provided officers his real identity and it was revealed that he was wanted out of Kentucky for failure to appear in court on charges of not paying child support.

He was taken to the Brown County jail. According to the dispatch log, Kentucky plans to extradite him to that state.

On May 12, Baker was officially charged with resisting law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor in Brown Circuit Court.