LENOX TOWNSHIP — A deputy had to draw a gun during a warrant arrest Tuesday on a man accused of trying to avoid being caught and resisting arrest.

Mark Young, 33, of Jefferson, was arrested on warrants and charges of possession of drug abuse instruments and resisting arrest, according to a police report. He is a suspect in numerous theft cases, the report states.

The sheriff's office was called to a home in the 3000 block of East Union Road just before 10:30 p.m. where Young, who the report states had multiple arrest warrants, had been dropped off by someone and was on the porch trying to get inside.

When a deputy arrived, Young ran from the porch and he continued running when he was ordered to stop. Young appeared to be holding something at his waistband during the chase and he ran into an area of garbage and field behind a barn.

Young then ran into the barn as a deputy waited for backup to arrive, the report states. Young then tried exiting the barn and the deputy ordered him at gunpoint to get on the ground.

Young didn't fully comply with the order and he resisted arrest, the report states. After several minutes of resisting he was handcuffed and the deputy found suspected drug paraphernalia.

When asked what he had been holding at his waist line, Young reported that he had been trying to hold his pants up while running because his belt wasn't tight enough.

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