Arrest made in Jennings County stolen-car case

COLUMBUS, Indiana — Columbus police have recovered a vehicle reported stolen from Jennings County earlier this month and have arrested a Johnson County man in connection with the case, police said.

Evert L. Jimenez, 21, of S. County Road 537E, Franklin, was arrested after a Columbus Police Department officer conducted a routine license plate check, department spokesman Lt. Matt HarrisĀ said.

Jimenez was arrested onĀ charges of auto theft and operating a vehicle without ever receiving a license. He is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail on $10,000 bond, according to jail officials.

See more details in Wednesday’s print edition of The Republic.

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Kirk Johannesen is assistant managing editor of The Republic. He can be reached at or (812) 379-5639.