Complaint leads to wanted man’s arrest


Triubune staff reports

A complaint about people riding four-wheelers on a road in the Country Squire Lakes area Monday led to the arrest of a man wanted on two warrants, police reported.

Jerade James Bonds, 28, of North Vernon faces new charges after running from police during the initial investigation into the complaint received by dispatch at 6:30 p.m., according to a news release from Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.

The new preliminary charges are possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony, and resisting law enforcement and possession of paraphernalia, both Class A misdemeanors.

The warrants were for false informing, a Class B misdemeanor, and risk of fleeing the jurisdiction, a Level 6 felony.

The incident that led to Bonds’ arrest began when county Officer Drew Heilers was dispatched to the area of Honey Locust Place in the subdivision northwest of North Vernon at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

While in the area, Heiler said he saw several subjects standing outside of a residence and recognized Bonds, who had an active warrant, among the group.

Bonds took off running toward the rear of the residence. Heilers reported he chased Bonds on foot for about 250 yards before catching and arresting him.

Bonds was booked into the Jennings County Jail at 7 p.m. Monday and was being held on $9,310 bond pending his initial hearing.

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