EATON — At approximately 8:05 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, Eaton Police received a call regarding a suspicious vehicle on Lexington Ave.
A subsequent traffic stop led to Eric C. Lewis fleeing from officers on foot toward the area of Bruce and East Elementary Schools. Officers worked with Eaton Community Schools on lockdown protocols and searched the school buildings to ensure they were safe before students were taken to class.
This resulted in a minor delay to the start of the school day for students; approximately 5-10 minutes.
Officers eventually learned the suspect never attempted to enter the school buildings and he was later arrested hiding inside a dumpster.
Lewis had a warrant for his arrest and was transported to the Preble County Jail on additional charges.