Police officer arrested after manhunt

August 5, 2010

Officer Steven Blinn, a 20-year veteran of the Indianapolis police department, faces charges of battery, recklessness and confinement after a dispute with a female friend escalated into a manhunt and SWAT standoff. Investigators say the woman and Blinn got into an argument late Wednesday night in his police cruiser as he drove to her Pittsboro home. She said Blinn held her in the car against her will until they arrived at her home, where she called 911, sparking a manhunt that lasted several hours and put the Deer Meadow neighborhood on lockdown. Blinn was eventually found walking in Danville just after 5 a.m. Thursday and taken into custody. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.