Crawford County: A morning traffic stop ended with the recovery of a stolen vehicle and two Martinsville men behind bars.

Arrested and Charged were: John K. Hendrickson, 35, Martinsville, IN
– Theft / Receiving Stolen Property, Level 6 Felony
– Driving While Suspended with a Prior Conviction, Class A Misdemeanor

Ronald E. Burress III, 34, Martinsville, IN
– Served with warrant for Escape through the Indiana Department of Corrections

At 10:48 A.M., Senior Trooper Josh Livingston was patrolling State Road 37 in Crawford County when he observed a bronze 2000 Buick LeSabre traveling at what appeared to be a high rate of speed.

Livingston pulled over the Buick on SR 37 near Governor’s Trace Road after his radar indicated that the Buick was traveling 71 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone.

During the traffic stop, Livingston learned that the Buick was entered as a stolen vehicle from the Martinsville area by the Martinsville Police Department, and that the driver, 35 year old John K. Hendrickson of Martinsville, was driving with a suspended driver’s license through Indiana, and had a prior conviction for the same offense.

Livingston also learned that Hendrickson’s passenger, 34 year old Ronald E. Burress III of Martinsville, was wanted on a warrant through the Indiana Department of Corrections for Escape.

Hendrickson and Burress were taken into custody, without incident, and lodged in the Crawford County Jail.

Hendrickson was charged with Theft / Receiving Stolen Property, and Driving While Suspended with a Prior Conviction, while Burress was served with his felony escape warrant.