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Indiana Man Arrested with Handgun on I-68

June 17th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 2:13 pm, an officer at the Cumberland Police Department was monitoring traffic on I-68 at Maryland Avenue.  The officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and following another vehicle too closely.  The officer conducted a traffic stop and contacted the operator identified as Johnathon Howell, age 21 of Dayton, Indiana.  While speaking with Howell, officers observed him to be acting in an unusual manner. They then requested Howell exit the vehicle and located a loaded handgun inside the driver side door. Subsequently, Howell was arrested and charged with knowingly transporting a loaded handgun in a vehicle.  Howell was later provided his initial appearance in District Court and released on $2500 unsecured bond.