North Vernon teen arrested after incident

Jeremiah Littrell; Photo courtesy of the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.

An arrest has been made after a Tuesday night incident in Jennings County.

Authorities say that at approximately 9 p.m. that night, dispatchers received a 911 call from a resident on Derbyshire Court advising a male was causing a disturbance and had a firearm in his pocket. The caller stated the man fled from the home on foot when the 911 call was made.

After speaking with the complainant, a deputy searched the area and found the subject, 19-year-old Jeremiah Littrell, of North Vernon, in the area of Big Pine Drive. As the deputy tried to make contact with Littrell, he allegedly fled on foot into a wooded area near County Road 500 West and escaped.

The Jennings County Sheriff’s Department says that at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sgt. Cody Low observed a vehicle leaving a home where deputies had previously received information that Littrell may have been headed to. Sgt. Low conducted a traffic stop on on County Road 300 North. Littrell was found in the back seat and was arrested without incident. No gun was found.

Littrell was arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement. Bond is set at $1,155.

The investigation is ongoing.