Warrant charges man for resisting with vehicle

From Local Sources

FERDINAND — The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department took a Ferdinand man into custody Thursday morning on a warrant alleging he resisted law enforcement with a motor vehicle last month.


Cole M. Oeding, 18, 1320 Carolina St., Ferdinand, was booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 7:16 a.m. on the local warrant charging him with one Level 6 felony county and one misdemeanor count of resisting law enforcement, plus a misdemeanor count of illegal possession of an alcoholic beverage.

Court documents indicate the case stems from an incident at 12:35 a.m. Aug. 17 in which an Indiana State Police trooper attempted to stop an eastbound passenger car on State Road 64 near Schnellville Road after clocking the car at 71 mph in the 55 mph zone.

The trooper initiiated his emergency lights, but the car did not stop, according to court documents. The vehicle was located a short time later parked behind storage units in Birdseye. Police said the car — it had the key in the ignition and was left in gear — contained a case of beer and a bottle of whiskey in the passenger seat.

An investigation developed Oeding as a suspect and, during an interview with police Aug. 24, he allegedly admitted to being the driver and to leaving the car.

A warrant for Oeding’s arrest was issued Monday in Dubois Circuit Court. He appeared in court Thursday and the court entered a preliminary plea of not guilty on his behalf. He was released on his own recognizance, with his next court date set for Oct 15.

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