Traffic stop leads to arrest of a man on weapon charges

CORYDON – A traffic stop early Thursday morning landed the driver in jail on weapon charges.

At approximately 3:45 a.m. an Indiana State Police trooper stopped a vehicle for speeding and failing to signal a lane change in Corydon.

James Leffler

The trooper identified the driver as 33-year-old James Thomas Leffler, of Louisville, Kentucky, and observed criminal indicators in the car.

The trooper Boley requested assistance from Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and K-9 Flynn, who alerted officers to possible drugs in the vehicle.

The trooper searched the car and found firearms of various types and lengths in the trunk, along with $28,000 in cash and approximately three grams of marijuana.

Police learned Leffler’s criminal record revealed he was a serious violent felon in Kentucky.

Leffler was arrested and incarcerated at the Harrison County Jail on charges of possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, possession of a handgun without a license, and possession of marijuana.

Trooper Clay Boley was assisted by Trooper Dakota Novak and officers from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and Corydon Police Department.