Local man arrested after traffic stop

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a local man after he fled on foot after a traffic stop.

Robin Ransom, 44, 90 N. National Road, was arrested Saturday on charges of possession of marijuana, resisting a law enforcement officer and driving while suspended, deputies said. He is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $13,500 bond, jail officials said.

Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Bush saw Ransom’s vehicle on U.S. 31 and noticed that he did not signal when changing lanes or after stopping at a red light and turning east on U.S. 31, deputies said.

During the traffic stop, Bush requested several times for Ransom to keep his hands on the steering wheel, deputies said. Instead, Ransom reached into his jacket pocket and removed two baggies containing marijuana, deputies said.

When Deputy Adam DeBoth arrived, Ransom left his vehicle and ran from the two deputies, according to the sheriff’s department report. After a brief foot pursuit, Ransom was caught and placed under arrest, deputies said.