SCOTT COUNTY, Ind. (NEWS RELEASE) -- On Nov. 4, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., troopers from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg were assisting the Scott County Sheriff’s Department in locating a wanted fugitive, who had fled on foot into a wooded area on Radio Tower Road in rural Scott County that led to the arrest of two men.
During the search for the fugitive, Trooper Zachary Smith was searching the property located at 2076 East Radio Tower Road when he discovered a white 2000 Ford Econoline passenger van, which appeared to have been hidden from view in the woods. A subsequent check of the vehicle’s VIN number revealed that the vehicle was stolen out of Marion County, Ind., during the month of September 2013.
A search warrant was obtained for the property located at 2076 East Radio Tower Road and during a search the following day, another stolen vehicle was located. A 2000 Volkswagen Beetle, stolen out of Johnson County, Ind., during the month of October 2013. Two other vehicles with an altered VIN number were also located on the property occupied by Ricky L. Nasby.
After several people were interviewed and additional leads and information became available, Trooper Smith was able to obtain arrest warrants for Charles F. Newby, 42, from 3201 South Boatman Road, Scottsburg, Ind. and Ricky L Nasby, 50, from 2076 East Radio Tower Road, Scottsburg, Ind.. Charles F. Newby was charged with auto theft, two counts, D felony and altering a motor vehicle’s ID tag, two Counts, C felony. He was arrested on Nov. 14 in Seymour, Ind. He was transported and incarcerated at the Scott County Jail.
Ricky L. Nasby was arrested earlier Tuesday evening, Nov. 19, and incarcerated at the Scott County Jail on the charges of auto theft, two counts, D felony and Possession of a vehicle with an altered vehicle identification number, two counts, D felony.