Three people were arrested Wednesday night after a passerby spotted a suspicious vehicle in the 1800 block of West Tellman Road in Columbus. Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, says that at about 7:24 p.m., Deputy Matt Bush was dispatched to the scene where he found a car sitting in the roadway in front of a house. The vehicle had its flashers on and was occupied by 32-year-old Kelly Parker, of Columbus. Parker allegedly told the deputy that her vehicle had run out of gas and that she was alone.
Deputy Bush then reported noticing that the front door on the home was broken and open. When he called inside, 31-year-old Garry Robinson, of Elizabethtown, reportedly came out with a can of butane in his hand. Robinson allegedly told the deputy that he was with Parker.
Authorities say that Robinson told him that he didn’t know if anyone else was inside the home. However, during a search, Deputy Bush found 37-year-old Rachel Robinson, of Scipio, IN, hiding behind a door.
Authorities say that several items from the residence were found in the possession of both Garry Robinson and Rachel Robinson. They add that K9 Diesel arrived on the scene and alerted to the vehicle where a glass pipe, commonly used to smoke methamphetamine, was found. In addition, police say that Rachel Robinson was in possession of marijuana, hydrocodone and drug-related paraphernalia.
Rachel Robinson was arrested on preliminary charges of:
Possession of Paraphernalia,
Possession of Marijuana,
Possession of a Controlled Substance,
She is being held on $43,400 bond.
Garry Robinson was arrested on preliminary charges of Burglary,
Theft and Criminal Trespass.
He is being held on $32,500 bond.
Kelly Parker was arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Paraphernalia and remains behind bars on $2,500 bond.
Sheriff Matt Myers says this incident shows the importance of community members looking out for one another. “This is another incident where the public saw something that looked suspicious and called,” said Myers. He went on to say: “If you see something, call.”