Jennings Co. Sheriff's Department Arrest Two On Burglary

Monday, September 9th, 2019 5:28pm

By Jennings Co. Sheriff Department

12g shotgun, 9mm handgun, prescription medication

On Sept 3rd 2019, Jennings County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 5000 Block West of CR 500N in reference to a burglary that had occurred at that residence. Upon arrival, Deputy Kyle Lee began an investigation. It was determined that several items had been stolen from the residence, specifically, a 12g shotgun, 9mm handgun, prescription medication and numerous other items to include ammunition, as well as a vehicle title and stereo equipment.

On Sept 4th 2019, Jennings County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Hawthorne Dr and Beech Rd in CSL reference a female “living in a tent” and that she didn’t appear well. Deputies and Troopers from the Indiana State Police arrived and located a female in a tent that was secluded in a wooded area. The female was identified a Heather Tabor 31yo. While Officers were on scene, several pieces of property were observed on the ground, partially concealed in the tall grass and weeds. To assist with locating other items, Sgt Allen Ritchie deployed his K9 partner, Vampir, for an article search of the area. K9 Vampir located a black plastic case, hidden amongst the thick grass and weeds, which contained a 12g shotgun. Also located at the scene was a bag containing a large amount of ammunition, credit/debit cards, drug paraphernalia (syringe) as well as prescription medication were located in several areas around the tent. The name on the credit/debit cards and the prescription medication were that of the burglary victim from the day prior. Heather Tabor was taken into custody. It was also learned that an unidentified male had also been staying at the campsite with Tabor.

While Officers were processing the campsite area, Deputy Drew Heilers was in the process of repositioning his patrol vehicle to assist in transporting evidence from the scene. Upon doing so, a male subject made visual contact with Deputy Heilers, then fled in the area of Willow Way and Greenwood Place, CSL. Deputy Heilers quickly apprehended this subject. He was identified as William Tobias, 20, of North Vernon. Tobias advised he ran because he was wanted. Tobias was arrested for Resisting Law Enforcement as well as a Jennings County Circuit Court warrant for a Level 5 offense. Tobias was not related to the incident at the campsite.

While Officers were on Willow Way, a resident approached Officers and advised that a male subject had just ran through his back yard while carrying a handgun. The resident advised this male saw Police in the area, took off running then “tossed a handgun” down in his yard. Officers located the handgun, which was later determined to be the handgun reported stolen from the above mentioned burglary. Chief Deputy David Turner located the male at a residence on Greenwood Place. The male, identified as Floyd Wayne Johnson 30, of North Vernon, was placed under arrest.

Heather Tabor was arrested for Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property and Residential Entry

Floyd Wayne Johnson was arrested for Burglary, Possession of a handgun w/o a Permit by a Convicted Felon

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