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.

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