Henry Lee Summer arrested on meth charges

Henry Swartz

Indianapolis - Musician Henry Lee Summer, who had two top-20 hits in the late 1980s, has been arrested on methamphetamine possession and other charges.

Summer was arrested Tuesday under his real name, Henry Lee Swartz, after he allegedly threw a box containing meth from his car as officers pursued him, a probable cause affidavit states.

Swartz, 53, faces one count of meth possession, one count of obstruction of justice and two counts of resisting law enforcement.

He was released from the Marion County Jail on Wednesday pending a May 12 initial court hearing.

Indianapolis police said they began pursuing Swartz's car about midnight Tuesday after officers said he turned onto a road on Indianapolis' west side without using his turn signal.

According to the affidavit, Swartz slowed down his car but did not stop and then tossed something out of the window as he went around a curve and then came to a halt. An officer used pepper spray to subdue Swartz after police say he resisted arrest.

After officers handcuffed Swartz, one officer returned to the curve and found a box that tests later showed contained about a tenth of a gram of meth.

Police said Swartz initially identified himself by his stage name before telling officers his real name.

In September 2006, Swartz was accused of driving while intoxicated, slamming into several parked cars and fighting with police.

Swartz, a native of Brazil, Ind., scored two Top 20 hits on the pop charts in the late 1980s. "I Wish I Had a Girl (Who Walked Like That)" peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard singles chart in 1988, and his cover of the song "Hey Baby" hit No. 18 in 1989.

Swartz's Web site

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