BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind.–Two men were arrested for auto theft near the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds on Tuesday night. Authorities at the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office say they fielded a call about a suspicious SUV in the area of Jonesville and Deaver Roads. Apparently, the men in the vehicle stopped at a property, removed a green Ford pickup and drove off.
Later, an Indiana State Police trooper located the two vehicles near Spear Street and initiated a traffic stop. Jeremiah Anderson, 35, of Columbus, and Trevor Dilk, 47, of Columbus, both claimed they had permission to take the vehicle, but a call to the truck’s owner stated otherwise.
Anderson and Dilk were taken into custody, charged with auto theft, and transported to Bartholomew County Jail.