Suspect in disturbance found during traffic stop


Tribune Staff Reports

Jennings County officers arrested a North Vernon man Wednesday after he had been accused of causing a disturbance while armed.

The incident that led to the arrest of Jeremiah Littrell, 20, began when the sheriff’s department received a 911 call at 9 p.m. Tuesday about a resident on Derbyshire Court.

The caller told dispatchers a man had fled from the residence as the call was being made.

After speaking to the person who called 911, Officer Doug Brown searched the area and found Littrell in the area of Big Pine Drive, Chief Deputy Dave Turner said.

As Brown attempted to make contact, Littrell fled on foot into a wooded area near County Road 500W and could not be located, Turner said.

At 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sgt. Cody Low saw a vehicle leaving a home where police had received information Littrell may have been headed to at some point, Turner said.

Low stopped the vehicle on County Road 300N, and Littrell, who was a back-seat passenger, was arrested. Officers did not locate a firearm.

Littrell was arrested on a preliminary charge of resisting law enforcement and was being held in the Jennings County Jail on a cash bond of $1,155.

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