Report of suspicious driver leads to arrest for drugs, possession of a stolen vehicle and more

Kate Wehlann, Staff Writer

A Jeffersonville man was arrested early Sunday, Aug. 5, following a report from a Delaney Park Road resident saying a suspicious vehicle was parked in a driveway that had been driving up and down the road. 

Deputies Allen Taylor and Brad Naugle located the truck around 2:15 a.m. They approached the driver, Kenneth Shryock, 52, who told them he was looking for 4310 Delaney Park Rd., because a woman had sent him a message to come see her and he couldn’t find the address.

Naugle ran both the license plate and the truck’s vehicle identification number, neither of which returned to anyone named Shryock. The license plate matched with a red 1997 Subaru belonging to William Robertson of Georgetown and the truck’s number matched a truck reported stolen by its owner, Craig Smith of Sellersburg.

Naugle asked Shylock to step out of the vehicle and placed him in handcuffs. When the officers received more identifying information from Shryock, they found he was an habitual traffic violator for life with an active warrant for his arrest out of Floyd County. 

Shryock claimed he had gotten the truck from a friend who owed him $250, so he gave him the truck. Then he told officers Robertson sold him the truck for $500. He denied there being anything illegal in the truck, but Taylor found a set of digital scales with a white, powdery substance, along with a crystalline substance the officers believed to be methamphetamine.

Read the rest of this story, as well as more court stories in The Salem Leader, on newsstands this evening.


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