Elizabethtown man arrested on railroad property

Tony Gibson; photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

An Elizabethtown man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he was spotted on property owned by the Louisville and Indiana Railroad. The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department says that 56-year-old Tony Evan Gibson was found at the railroad tracks in the 1600 block of Jonesville Road with a wheelbarrow loaded with railroad spikes and scrap metal.

Authorities say that Gibson’s pickup truck was parked on railroad property and the bed was loaded with scrap metal. Gibson reportedly told deputies that he did not have permission to take the items. A search of Gibson’s truck allegedly revealed drug paraphernalia.

Gibson was arrested on preliminary charges of Theft, Criminal Trespass and Possession of Paraphernalia. He remains behind bars on $12,500 bond.