Local man arrested after he was found in stolen vehicle

Ethen A. Robertson; photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

Security camera footage led to the arrest of a Columbus man on Sunday. At approximately 7:47 a.m., deputies responded to a reported vehicle theft in the 700 block of Jonesville Road. Authorities say the suspect, 20-year-old Ethen Robertson, was immediately identified from security camera footage.

A little more than an hour later, while still in the stolen vehicle, Robertson was found by Columbus Police after they say he tried to use a credit card fraudulently at an area service station. Authorities say the investigation continues due to alleged frauds committed while Robertson had possession of the stolen vehicle.

Robertson was arrested on preliminary charges of Theft/Receiving Stolen Property and Operating a Motor Vehicle without Receiving a License/Prior. He remains behind bars on $12,500 bond.