Four Columbus residents arrested after traffic stop

Marlon Cowan, Jr; photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

Four Columbus residents were arrested on a number of charges after a Thursday night traffic stop. Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, says that at approximately 10:07 p.m., Deputy Adam Warner was southbound on US 31 when he observed the license tag on the vehicle in front of him as one reported stolen by the Columbus Police Department.

As the car turned onto West Tellman Road, Deputy Warner observed an occupant throw something from the vehicle which was later recovered and identified as marijuana. After additional units arrived, a traffic stop was initiated and other drugs and drug-related items were allegedly found. It was also determined that the registration renewal sticker affixed to the stolen license plate had also been stolen from another vehicle.

Arrested were:

Marlon Cowan, Jr, 42 – preliminary charges of: Two Counts of

Joshua Virgil Dewey; photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

Theft/Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Obstruction of Justice and Driving While Suspended with a Prior Conviction

Cowan has since been released.

Joshua Virgil Dewey, 36 – preliminary charges of: Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia

Dewey has since been released.

Anthony Keith Roberts, 25 – preliminary charges of: Possession of Paraphernalia, Felony Warrant out of Bartholomew County for a Probation Violation on an original charge of Theft – Level 6 Felony.

Roberts remains in jail without bond.
Rachel Cardoso-Nelson, 29 – preliminary charge of: Possession of Paraphernalia

She remains in BCJ in lieu of $2,500 bond.

Authorities say that all of the recovered stolen property was returned to the rightful owners.

Anthony Keith Roberts; photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.
Rachel Cardoso-Nelson; photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.