Trooper recovers stolen truck, trailer, and lawnmowers

KNOX CO. – Thursday, September 23, at approximately 11:40 p.m., an Indiana State Police trooper received information regarding a stolen truck pulling a trailer with two riding lawn mowers traveling north on US 41 south of Vincennes.

The truck, trailer, and lawnmowers were reported stolen from Owensboro, KY.

The trooper located the stolen vehicle on US 41 and attempted to stop it, but the driver refused and continued traveling north on US 41.

Moments later, the truck crashed on US 41 at Willow Street and the driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Police set up a perimeter and a Knox County Sheriff’s K-9 unit searched the area and discovered the driver hiding behind a building located on Old Decker Road.

Bobby Ray Miller

The driver was identified as 31-year-old Bobby Ray Miller, of Lake Station, IN. Miller was arrested without further incident and taken to Good Samaritan Hospital where further investigation revealed Miller was under the influence of cocaine.

Miller is currently being held on bond in the Knox County Jail on charges of auto theft, resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, resisting law enforcement by fleeing, driving while driver’s license suspended, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Arresting Officer: Trooper Douglas Roberts, Indiana State Police

Assisting Officer: Trooper C.J. Boeckman, Indiana State Police

Assisting Agencies: Vincennes Police and Knox County Sheriff’s Office

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