Robbery suspect taken into custody
On May 14th, 2020 at approximately 1:28pm, Jennings County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to a location in Vernon in reference to an armed robbery that had just occurred. The caller reported that a male subject had produced a handgun and held it to the callers head and took an undisclosed amount of money from the caller. The suspect then fled the area in a silver Pontiac Grand Prix.
As the investigation progressed, a suspect and vehicle description was obtained. The suspect and vehicle descriptions were broadcasted to area Law Enforcement. Approximately 20 minutes after the robbery occurred, units with the Indiana State Police All Crimes Policing Unit located and stopped the suspect vehicle on US Hwy 50 at the Jennings/Jackson county line.
During the traffic stop a handgun matching the description of the handgun used in the crime was located. Officers also located money, Marijuana and drug paraphernalia. David R. Eggert (19 of Wabash) was taken into custody.
Eggert was later transported to the Jennings County Jail where he is currently being held on the following charges:
Robbery (L3 Felony)
Pointing a Firearm (L6 Felony)
Poss. of a Firearm by a convicted felon (L5 Felony)
Poss. of a Firearm without a permit (L5 Felony)
Poss. of Marijuana less 30g (A Misd)
Poss. of paraphernalia (A M Misd)
Deputy Ian McPherson lead the investigation and was assisted by Sgt. Mike Mowery, Deputy Kyle Lee, Deputy Tyler Bozwell, Sheriff Kenny Freeman, Chief Deputy David Turner, Jennings County Sheriff's Office Detective Division and members of the Indiana State Police.
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