Jennings County deputies arrested three men, accused of stealing a truck from a home on Tuesday morning.
A homeowner heard the sound of a vehicle in his driveway near County Road 850W and 350S at about 6:45 a.m. that morning and realized that it was his own truck being taken. He followed in another vehicle and eventually two men jumped out of the stolen truck and ran away. A third suspect was in a parked truck down the road and also ran away.
Deputies arrived and cordoned off the area, eventually catching two men running in a field about a mile away, according to the sheriff’s department. The third man was arrested later in the day without incident.
Both of the vehicles had been reported stolen and one was found to have about $2,500 in stolen tools and scrap metal in the bed of the truck.
21-year-old John Meisberger II of Butlerville and 20-year-old Christopher Carf Junior of Holton are facing preliminary charges of auto theft, burglary, theft and criminal trespass. 26-year-old Dustin Gifford of Butlerville was arrested on a parole warrant and on a preliminary charge of theft.