North Vernon man faces charges related to a stolen vehicle

A Jennings County man was arrested late Friday night after he was allegedly connected to a stolen vehicle.

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department Spokesperson Judy Jackson MAY JAMES DANIELsays that at approximately 11 p.m., Deputy Teancum Clark was dispatched to Della Road in reference to a suspicious truck. The Deputy arrived to find a pickup truck stuck in a ditch. A man, leaning against the truck, identified himself and told Deputy Clark that 43-year-old James Daniel May, of North Vernon, had been driving the truck but left to get help.

Jackson says that while the Deputy was at the scene, an SUV drove by and someone told Deputy Clark that May was inside the vehicle. Deputy Clark initiated a traffic stop and arrested May on a preliminary charge of Operating a Motor Vehicle without ever Obtaining a Driver’s License.

May was booked in the Bartholomew County Jail on $5,000 bond. Jackson says that as of late Monday morning, he was still behind bars. The truck had reportedly been stolen out of Montgomery County, Illinois. The investigation is ongoing.