Four arrested after suspicious persons call


BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind.–Four people were arrested near Owens Bend County Park on Friday afternoon after a citizen called the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office reporting the foursome was possibly breaking-in to a vehicle. The sheriff’s office says the supposed burglary of the vehicle turned out to be unfounded. However, after talking with the suspects and dispatch, the deputy discovered that between the four subjects there were eight warrants out for their arrest.

A K9 inspection of the suspect’s vehicle alerted to the presence of narcotics. Officers say that a search led to the recovery of four syringes and a methamphetamine pipe, allegedly belonging to Troy Cowan, 28, of Columbus. Cowan was booked on charges of possession of a syringe and paraphernalia, plus two outstanding warrants.

Michael Ames, 35, of Columbus, had to be transported to Columbus Regional Health after reportedly swallowing methamphetamine. Once he was cleared by the medical staff at the hospital, he was charged with false informing, obstruction of justice, and four outstanding warrants.

Carrie England, 23, of Columbus, was arrested on charges of possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.

Two outstanding warrants for forgery landed Kaleigh Stogdill, 26, of Columbus, behind bars as well.

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