Traffic stop yields two arrests


COLUMBUS, Ind.–Two Bartholomew County residents were apprehended by sheriff’s deputies after running a stop sign on Monday. The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office says the driver, Jacob Burch, 28, of Columbus, was witnessed turning east onto County Road 400N, disregarding the stop sign at the railroad tracks while also driving toward a road-closed barricade placed due to flooding.

After initiating a traffic stop near U.S. 31 and County Road 400N, Burch advised that he has never received a driver’s license. Three passengers identified themselves and dispatch confirmed that one of them, Shahalanie Falconbury, of Columbus, had an outstanding warrant.

When Columbus Police Department K9 officer Argo arrived, he supposedly alerted to a positive hit. Officers allegedly located a syringe near the front passenger seat.

Falconbury was taken into custody and transported to the Bartholomew County Jail, charged with possession of legend drug injection device and the previous Bartholomew County warrant. Burch was jailed and charged with operating a motor vehicle without ever receiving a driver’s license.

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