KNOX CO. – This morning at 1:50 a.m. Indiana State Trooper Hurley stopped a vehicle in an alley south of 14th and Nicholas street in Vincennes for a driver’s license violation.
As soon as the vehicle stopped, the front seat passenger opened the passenger door and fled north between two houses. The driver of the vehicle was detained.
Moments later, Vincennes Police located a male running from the traffic stop. The male was identified as Jimmy Eaton, 47, of Vincennes.
Officers received information Eaton had allegedly eaten a bag of methamphetamine while running away from the traffic stop. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes.
A search of a hollow book that Eaton had in the vehicle contained approximately six grams of suspected methamphetamine, five plastic bags of suspected methamphetamine, 31 small empty baggies, two scales, 10 syringes, and one pill.
Eaton was treated and released from the hospital and taken to the Knox County Jail where he is currently being held without bond on charges of dealing and possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe, resisting law enforcement, possession of a Scheduled IV controlled substance and five outstanding warrants.
The driver was cited for operating a vehicle without a driver’s license and released.
Arresting Officer: Trooper Hurley, Indiana State Police
Assisting Officers: Troopers Buchanan, Roberts, and Cummings