Corn stalks lead police to suspected car thief

File Photo.
File Photo.

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – Police in Johnson County say corn stalks helped lead them to a suspected car thief.

Police say a homeowner called them Saturday and said that someone had broken into his garage and stolen his car.

When police arrived to the home in the 4500 block of North County Road 600 East, they began investigating the area around the home.

Nearby, detectives noticed a car had driven through a cornfield.

As they followed the tire tracks, officials discovered the car had driven back on the roadway.  Corn stalks that had fallen from the car onto the roadway, led police to where the suspect had allegedly dumped the vehicle.  Police say the vehicle they found was the same one the homeowner had reported stolen.

A K9 officer was called in and found the suspect, Robert D. Snead, hiding in a soybean field.

Snead was arrested on burglary, theft and criminal mischief charges. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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