Seymour man arrested on gun charge

Oman Fajardo Bautista; photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

A Seymour man was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly carrying a handgun without a license. The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department says that just before 4 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle driven by 23-year-old Oman Fajardo Bautista near the 5500 block of South County Road 250 East.

When deputies made contact with Bautista, they observed an un-holstered, loaded handgun on the driver’s side floorboard. He was arrested on a preliminary charge of Carrying a Handgun without a License. The two passengers in Bautista’s vehicle were released.

Bautista has since been released.