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Gibson County Sheriff
Sunday January 26th, 2020 :: 08:30 a.m. CST


Traffic stop leads to arrest of Ft. Branch man.

On January 22, 2020, at 9:27 a.m. Deputy Michael Rose conducted a traffic stop on a Red 2003 Saturn VUE for failing to use their signal near the intersection of Franklin and Morton in Oakland City. Upon approaching the vehicle Deputy Rose identified the driver as 27-year-old Christopher Hess of Fort Branch. During a roadside investigation Deputy Rose ran Mr. Hess through the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles and discovered that Mr. Hess was operating his motor vehicle while his Operators License status was listed as Suspended on a Prior Conviction. At that point Deputy Rose placed Mr. Hess into custody and transported him to the Gibson County Jail where he was charged with Driving While Suspended/Prior. He has since posted a $650 bond.

Assisting Deputy Rose in his investigation was Deputy U.B. Smith.

All Criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Gibson County Sheriff
112 E Emerson St
Princeton, IN 47670

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 812-385-3496

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