Officers were called around 1 a.m. to check on a man found near William Karrh Memorial Park. Upon making contact with the man, officers noticed that he was armed. He then fled into the woods near the park.
Lawson was arrested in an abandoned house in the 600 block of S. 8th Street after a citizen tipped off police.
Lawson was arrested without incident by Officers Clint Akin and Dustin Johnson. They also recovered a gun.
In addition to a Felon in possession of a firearm and evading detention Lawson is facing charges for possession of a controlled substance.