An Indiana State
Police trooper made two separate arrests this past weekend on gun charges,
the ISP is reporting.
police, at 9:50 p.m. Saturday Trooper William Carlson stopped a vehicle at
the 247 mile marker on I-65 after clocking its driver, Kendall T. Vaughn,
23, of Park Forest, Ill., at 87 miles per hour in a zone posted at 70 mph.
Police said that, after detecting an odor of marijuana from the vehicle’s
interior, Carlson searched it and found a .40 Smith & Wesson handgun under
the driver’s seat.
transported to Lake County Jail on charges of possession of a handgun by a
serious violent felon and possession of a handgun without a permit, police
said. Vaughn was also issued citations for speeding and following too
closely, police said. Three juveniles in his vehicle--aged 4, 6, and
17--were released at the scene to their mother, police added.
Then, at 2:30 a.m.
Sunday--on the same shift--Carlson responded to reports of a road rage
incident near the 225 mile marker on I-65 in Jasper County. “The complaining
party reported that another vehicle had stopped in front of their vehicle in
the right lane,” police said. “The right passenger of the offending vehicle
exited and pointed a handgun in the direction of the reporting party.”
The suspect vehicle
was described as a light Ford Escape and was quickly located on southbound
I-65 at the 191 mile marker, its front-seat passenger, identified as Edwin
Orozco, 20, of Monticello, Ind., resembling the description provided by the
reporting party, police said. A loaded Glock 19 handgun with two magazines
was subsequently located inside the vehicle, police said.
transported to the Jasper County Jail on a charge of pointing a loaded