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mEarly this morning at approximately 3:10, Trooper Otolski was patrolling in the area of Bell Road and SR 261 when he observed the driver of a white Ford F150 pickup truck fail to signal.

Trooper Otolski activated his emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver accelerated north on SR 261 and then turned east onto Robin Hill into South Broadview subdivision.

The driver turned off the vehicle’s headlights and disregarded several stop signs before finally stopping on Oak Lawn west of Lenn Road. The driver exited the vehicle and was arrested without further incident.

The driver was identified as Adam Rankin, 49, of Owensboro, KY.

Warrick County Sheriff’s Deputy Spaulding and his K-9 arrived to assist.

While walking around the vehicle the K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle.

A search revealed two bottles containing meth.

Rankin was transported to the Warrick County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.

Arrested and Charges:

  • Adam Rankin, 49, Owensboro, KY
  • Resisting Law Enforcement, Class 6 Felony
  • Possession of Methamphetamine, Class 5 Felony
  • Reckless Driving, Class A Misdemeanor

Arresting Officer: Trooper Kyle Otolski, Indiana State Police

Assisting Agencies: Warrick County Sheriff’s Department and Newburgh Police