Stolen vehicle recovered after Seymour traffic stop

Jeremy Cockerham; photo courtesy of Indiana State Police

Two Jackson County residents were arrested Wednesday morning after a traffic stop near Seymour. Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, spokesman for the Indiana State Police Post in Versailles, says that shortly after 8 a.m., Trooper Seth Davidson conducted the stop on on US 50 near County Avenue, just east of Seymour after he observed a traffic violation. A check of the vehicle’s registration showed that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Jennings County.

Authorities arrested the driver, 38-year-old Jeremy G. Cockerham, of Norman, and his passenger, 19-year-old Brook B. Neidige, of Seymour. During a search of the vehicle, officers reportedly found suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. They say that further investigation revealed that Neidige had approximately 88 grams of suspected methamphetamine concealed inside of her clothing.

Brook B. Neidige; photo courtesy of Indiana State Police

Cockerham is facing preliminary charges of Auto Theft and Possession of Methamphetamine. Neidige was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Criminal Trespass.