Traffic stop for extreme speed leads to arrests of 2 juveniles

A trooper with the Indiana State Police Versailles Post stopped a vehicle Wednesday morning on Interstate 65 in northern Jackson County for traveling in excess of 100 mph.

Following a brief investigation, two Jackson County teens were arrested on various charges, according to a news release from Sgt. Stephen Wheeles.

Wheeles, public information officer for the Versailles Post, said the incident that led to the arrests of the teens started at about 10 a.m. when Master Trooper Randel Miller stopped a motorist driving a Acura southbound near the 55 mile marker at 111 mph in a 70 mph zone.

The vehicle was being driven by a 17-year-old male juvenile from Crothersville. A 16-year-old male juvenile from Seymour was a passenger in the vehicle.

During further investigation, the driver was found to be in possession of an alcoholic beverage and a lookalike marijuana substance.

Two realistic-looking fake firearms also were found in the vehicle, police reported.

The Crothersville youth was arrested on initial charges of reckless driving, possession of an alcoholic beverage by a minor and dealing in a lookalike substance.

The Seymour teen was found to be a missing/wanted person. He was wanted on felony charges of burglary with a deadly weapon, robbery and failure to appear, Wheeles said.

Both juveniles were transported to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown before being transported to a juvenile detention facility to be held pending court appearances.

Wheeles and Master Trooper Jason Hankins assisted Miller with the investigation and arrests.