Four people were arrested at a county park after the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a suspicious person. Judy Jackson, department spokeswoman, says that at about 5 p.m. Friday, Deputy Matt Bush and K9 Diesel responded to the area of Owens Bend County Park after receiving a call about several people possibly breaking into a vehicle.
Upon arrival, Deputy Bush observed four people. After identifying them, he learned that there were eight warrants between them. Deputy Bush then walked Diesel around the vehicle, where he was reportedly alerted to the presence of narcotics. Authorities say that a search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of four syringes belonging to 28-year-old Troy Cowan, of Columbus. Cowan also was also allegedly in possession of a methamphetamine pipe.
Jackson says that 35-year-old Michael Ames, of Columbus, swallowed methamphetamine and was transported to Columbus Regional Health. Once cleared, he was booked on preliminary charges of False Informing and Obstruction of Justice. Authorities say that Ames was also wanted on four outstanding warrants.
Deputies arrested 23-year-old Carrie England, of Columbus, after she was allegedly found to be in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. Authorities also arrested 26-year-old Kaleigh Stogdill, of Columbus.