An intoxicated Sparta man was arrested Sunday night after police say he chased a female jogger.
The woman said she was running on Montgomery Street a little before 8:30 p.m. when she saw a man dart across the street and run after her, according to Sparta police.
She yelled at him to stop following her and eventually ran to a garage for help.
The tables turned when police arrived.
An officer chased Thomas Hartman, 18, for several blocks before Hartman got tangled in a grove of trees. He was arrested, but not before being Tasered — twice.
Hartman, who has half a dozen pending court cases in Monroe County, was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and bail jumping.
Police said alcohol was involved.
According to a criminal complaint, when police attempted to arrest Hartman in November on suspicion of stealing cough medicine, Hartman fought with officers and later ripped out his IV and tried to flee from the hospital.