Stolen vehicle and false identity results in arrests

MONROE CO. – On Saturday, at approximately noon, the Indiana State Police Region 3 Dispatch received a call from the Henderson Police Department in Henderson, Kentucky advising they were investigating a stolen vehicle by a male that took a vehicle for a test drive from a dealership in their jurisdiction and never returned with the vehicle.

The vehicle was a 2019 Chevy Equinox that had Kentucky license plates, and was being driven by a male who identified himself with a New York identification card as Millard Holley. Henderson Police also believed the vehicle was currently traveling north on I-69 near the 92-mile marker in Greene County, Indiana and was possibly being followed by a female in a second vehicle.

Indiana State Police Dispatchers then made a radio broadcast to troopers in the Bloomington District advising the vehicle description and that the alleged stolen vehicle was potentially approaching Monroe County. 

At approximately 12:20 p.m., an ISP trooper advised dispatch that he located the suspected vehicle and then conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle near the 102-mile marker of I-69 northbound.

Upon conducting the traffic stop the male driver of the vehicle exited the Chevy Equinox and began to be argumentative with the trooper. While giving the driver commands, a second vehicle pulled in behind the trooper and a female exited the second vehicle and began confronting the trooper about the traffic stop.

The trooper was then assisted by a second trooper who arrived on the scene.

One trooper spoke to the male and the other to the female.

The male driver identified himself as Millard Holley.

Due to inconsistencies between their stories and ISP dispatchers not being able to confirm Holley’s identity through databases, the troopers impounded the vehicles and transported the individuals to the Bloomington Post for further questioning. 

Edward Hogan

As the investigation continued, troopers positively identified the driver as 48-year-old Edward L. Hogan, of Marion, Indiana.

The vehicle information was confirmed and Hogan was arrested without any further incident while the female driver of the second vehicle was released.

Hogan was transported to Monroe County Jail on charges of possession of stolen property, identity deception and driving while his driver’s license was suspended with a prior conviction.