Cooperation; Luck Help Apprehend Wanted Suspect

Bretzville (NNDC) – Teamwork by local law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest Sunday morning of a Ferdinand man wanted on several charges in several states.

It all started at about 9:20AM Sunday when DCSD deputies were dispatched to the Fast Break convenience store and gas station in St. Anthony where a vehicle was reported having been stolen.

DCSD says the victim told deputies the vehicle was last seen heading west on Indiana 64.

The SUV then turned south onto Club Road and continued into Ferdinand where an FPD officer spotted and followed the SUV all the way to I-64 south of Ferdinand while awaiting backup.

DCSD says the SUV left the interstate at the Huntingburg exit and was stopped by converging officers at U.S. 231 and West 1200 South.

DCSD says the suspect driving the SUV, 41-year old James Medley of Ferdinand attempted to take off, but was blocked in by the several patrol cars now on the scene.

DCSD says officers found Medley in possession of a handgun as well as a Schedule IV controlled substance and syringes.

DCSD also discovered several arrest warrants for Medley including two from Dubois County for a vehicle break-in back on August 25th in Jasper and another that happened in Ferdinand on August 28th.

The sheriff’s department also said Medley was also wanted on federal warrants out of Texas and Virginia.

His latest charges are a Level 6 felony count of vehicle theft and misdemeanor counts of possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance and possession of syringes.

DCSD says the cooperation of the three law enforcement agencies (DCSD, Ferdinand and Huntingburg police department helped apprehend the suspect as well as a little bit of luck.

A DCSD deputy was close to the Bretzville Junction just west of St. Anthony when the initial call came in about the stolen SUV.

And DCSD advised an on-duty Ferdinand police officer to take up a position near Club Road which ended up being the right call as the FPD officer spotted the SUV as it entered town.


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