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Three men – including one from Louisville – were arrested for the afternoon theft of generators from a Home Depot in Jasper. 

Today at approximately 12:58 pm, the Indiana State Police received a report of a theft that had occurred in Jasper at the Home Depot store.

The suspects’ vehicle left the store with three male occupants, northbound on U.S. 231.

Martin County Sheriff’s Major, Keith Keller, observed the vehicle a short time later on U.S. 50 near Rama Dye Road in Martin County. Major Keller conducted a traffic stop, as Trooper Ross Johnson and Deputy Jonathan Wells arrived.

All three male occupants were detained and identified.

Upon further investigation by Trooper Johnson it was discovered that two generators, stolen from the Jasper Home Depot were inside the vehicle.

The three men were identified as Mr. Ramone Stroud, 50, of Louisville; Jordan D. Armstrong, 18; and Howard S. Stiltz, 37, of Winamac, IN.

All three men were arrested and lodged at the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

Stroud was found to be operating the vehicle without a driver’s license and Armstrong was found to be in possession of an illegal substance.

Trooper Johnson is currently investigating the theft, discovering the generators have a value of nearly $1,200.

The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, Loogootee Police Department and Martin County EMS.

Howard S. Stiltz, 37, Winamac, IN

Stiltz

Theft, Level 6 felony

 

Jordan D. Armstrong, 18, Winamac, IN

Armstrong

Theft, Level 6 felony

Possession of Cannabinoid, Class B misdemeanor

 

Ramone L. Stroud, 50. Louisville 

Stroud

Theft, Level 6 felony

Operating a motor vehicle without ever receiving a license, Class C misdemeanor