A Monday morning traffic stop in Jennings County led to the arrest of two people on charges related to theft and drugs.
Lt. Mike Mowery, Jennings County Sheriff Department Spokesman, says that 10:50 a.m. Deputy Kevin Hall stopped an SUV pulling a utility trailer
at State Road 7 and County Road 300 North. During the stop, Jennings County Dispatch told the deputy that the Utility Trailer was reported stolen from Bartholomew County. Mowery says that resulted in the arrest of the driver, Matthew R. Nelson, 24, of Edinburgh, and Sarah N. Anderson, 29, of Columbus.
Jennings County authorities say that Nelson faces preliminary charges of Possession of Stolen Property, a Level 6 Felony and Possession of Syringe, a Level 6 Felony. Anderson faces preliminary charges of Possession of Heroin, a Level 6 Felony, Possession of Methamphetamine, a Level 6 Felony and Possession of Syringe.
Mowery says that Nelson’s bond was set at $1,055, while Anderson’s bond was set at $3,155. He adds that the Department is investigating
whether or not this case is related to the theft of a motorcycle out of Bartholomew County that resulted in a police chase and crash about 30-minutes earlier.