Jennings deputies recover stolen handguns at campsite

Jennings County deputies arrested two people last week, suspected of being involved in recent burglaries including stolen firearms.

Deputies were called to the area of Hawthorne Drive and Beech Road in Country Squire Lakes on Wednesday after a woman living in a tent in the nearby woods was reported to be acting strangely. When police contacted 31-year-old Heather Tabor they noticed several items hidden in the tall grass. A search by police dog Vampir recovered a bag of ammunition, credit and debit cards, a shotgun, drug paraphernalia and prescription medications.

The shotgun and debit cards matched those reported stolen the previous day.

Meanwhile, a neighbor reported a man running through their yard who dropped a handgun. Deputies recovered the handgun, which had also been reported stolen the previous day. They soon found the suspect, 30-year-old Floyd W. Johnson of North Vernon, at a home on Greenwood Place.

Tabor is facing preliminary charges of burglary, possession of stolen property and residential entry. Johnson is being accused of burglary and possession of a handgun without a permit by a convicted felon.

While at the scene, deputies also noticed a man flee from police in the area. He was arrested and identified as 20-year-old William Tobias of North Vernon. Tobias was not involved in the campsite incident, but said he ran because he was wanted on warrants. He was arrested on a charge of resisting law enforcement and on a Jennings Circuit Court warrant.