Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Violent Felon on Weapons Charges

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Violent Felon on Weapons Charges


Early this morning a Louisville man was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop.

James Thomas Leffler, 33, of Louisville was arrested and incarcerated at the Harrison County Jail.

Leffler is charged with: 

  1. Possession of a Firearm – Serious Violent Felon – Level 4 Felony
  2. Possession of a Handgun without a License – A Misdemeanor
  3. Possession of Marijuana – B Misdemeanor

Trooper Boley was assisted by Trooper Dakota Novak and officers from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and Corydon Police Department.  

At approximately 3:45 Thursday morning, Trooper Clay Boley stopped a vehicle for speeding and failing to signal a lane change in Corydon, Indiana.

Trooper Boley identified the driver as Leffler and observed criminal indicators in the car.

Trooper Boley requested assistance from Harrison County Deputy Daniel Evans and his K9 “Flynn,” which alerted to possible drugs in the vehicle.  

Trooper Boley searched the car and located eight firearms of various types and lengths in the trunk, along with $28,000 in US Currency.

Approximately three grams of marijuana was also discovered. A check of James Leffler’s criminal record revealed he was a serious violent felon through Kentucky.