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Stop for an Expired Plate Leads to a Wanted Subject and Felony Charges
New Castle – A traffic stop for an expired license plate last evening ended up with the arrest of a Kentucky man on a felony warrant and additional felony charges. Last evening around 6:45 pm. Trooper Jacob Ridgway was sitting at the red light on Riley Rd. at SR 3, when he noticed that the vehicle in front of him at the light had an expired Kentucky Temporary Tag.
When the light turned green the vehicle didn’t move, then when the light went to caution it turned south onto SR 3. Ridgway got the car stopped on SR 3 at Blue River Drive and made contact with the driver, Christopher Thurman, age 35 of Louisville, Ky. In speaking with Thurman and his male passenger, Ridgway found that the two men were in town so that Thurman could attend a court hearing for a previous arrest in Henry County.
Further investigation by Trooper Ridgway discovered that Thurman had a suspended license and was also wanted in Henry County on a felony warrant for credit card fraud. Troopers Hanna and Paige were in the area and came to assist Ridgway. Further investigation by the troopers turned up baggies containing Xanax, Heroin and Methadone on Thurman.
While at the Henry County Jail troopers also discovered Thurman was in possession of credit cards in names other than his, and a Hypodermic Syringe. Thurman was lodged in the Henry County Jail on the felony warrant as well as preliminary charges of Trafficking with an Inmate, Level 5 Felony, and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, Possession of a Legend Drug, Possession of a Narcotic Drug and Maintaining a Common Nuisance, all Level 6 Felony charges.
In addition Thurman was also charged with misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Paraphernalia. The investigation into the credit cards is ongoing with further charges possible. Drug investigations often begin with a tip from a concerned citizen. Anyone with information about illegal drug activity may call the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756, or the Pendleton Post at 765-778-2121. Tips can be made and kept anonymous.
All Suspects Are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law
Press release from Indiana State Police.