North Vernon man arrested in Seymour after traffic stop

A North Vernon man wanted for a felony now faces additional charges.

Calin R. Thomas, 33, was arrested on charges of false reporting, false identity statement and resisting law enforcement during a traffic stop at 4:30 a.m. Thursday in Seymour.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Adam Nicholson stopped a motorist driving a Mitsubishi turning south on Meadowbrook Drive because the vehicle did not have any working headlights or taillights, police said.

When the driver of the Mitsubishi was asked for identification, he provided a false name and false identifiers, Nicholson said.

Jackson County dispatchers were not able to get any information on the name that was provided through the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles or the local system, Nicholson said.

After identifying Thomas, police learned he was wanted on a Jennings County warrant for residential entry and criminal trespassing.

Thomas was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown on $705 bond at 5:19 a.m. Thursday. He also is being held on the Jennings County warrant, which has a $25,500 bond.

Jackson County officers J.L. McElfresh and Chris Hubbard assisted with the traffic stop and helped determine Thomas’ identity.