VERMILLION COUNTY -- A wanted Terre Haute man was taken into custody in Vermillion County after police say he lied about his identity when they found him at a vacant house there Saturday night.
Thomas R. Beauchman, 24, was arrested in Universal on a Vigo County warrant for revocation of probation on the original charge of burglary and resisting law enforcement. He was transported to the Vigo County Jail just after midnight and turned over to Vigo County authorities, according to the Vermillion County Sheriff's Office.
Before taking Beachman into custody, Deputy Nick Hall reportedly was patrolling the area and noticed suspicious activity at the residence. The house was known in the area to not have power and believed to be vacant.
While talking to two females on the property, the deputy saw a male "look outside and take off toward the back of the residence," according to the report. Other officers arrived to assist at the scene and determined the suspect was giving false information to Hall about his identity.
By Lucy Perry
Indiana Central News
VERMILLION COUNTY -- Three were taken into custody on drug-related charges after police followed up on tips of the possible whereabouts of two wanted suspects last Saturday in Clinton.
The other two, both of Clinton, were arrested at the N. Water Street residence were also transported to the Vermillion County Jail and booked on the following charges:
One minor was also released to a guardian at the scene, set to appear in juvenile court for alleged underage drinking at the time. In fact, the Indiana Department of Child Services also responded to the scene because of the presence of several juveniles in the residence at the time of the warrants being executed, a spokesman of the Vermillion Co. Sheriff's Office stated.
According to the report, officers of the Vermillion County Sheriff's Office and Clinton Police Department served the search warrant for suspects at 326 N. Water St. around 8:15 p.m. They immediately located Cogan, and he was arrested without incident.
However, while they continued to search for Smith in the basement of the home, officers found several items related to the use and possession of illegal substances out in plain view, according to the Vermillion Co. Sheriff's Office.
A subsequent second search warrant for the same residence was then issued for narcotics and paraphernalia.
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