Indy man arrested at Columbus gas station with gun

Adam Belt. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

An Indianapolis man was arrested on Thanksgiving Day, accused of carrying a stolen gun at a Bartholomew County gas station.

A Bartholomew County deputy was called to the Rickers station on County Road 450S at about 3:40 a.m. that morning on a reported shoplifting involving a man and woman. Then man was still in the store when the deputy arrived and turned toward the counter, fumbling in the front of his pants. The deputy pulled the man away from the counter and found he was trying to pull out a

Tessa Ratliff. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

.40 caliber handgun according to police reports.

After a struggle, police subdued 28 year old Adam Belt. The gun had been reported stolen and Belt was allegedly carrying various pills. He is facing charges of possession of stolen property and a controlled substance, false informing and resisting law enforcement. He was also wanted on a Johnson County warrant.

The woman involved in the incident, 27-year-old Tessa Ratliff of Greenwood, was found in a car in the parking lot. She was arrested on charges of theft, and possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Columbus police assisted Bartholomew County deputies at the scene.