An Elizabethtown man wanted in two counties was taken into custody early Friday at a Taylorsville convenience store.
Brian E. McKinney, 33, had his hand wrapped in a bloody towel when Indiana State Police Trooper Matt Simmons arrived at 4 a.m. at the Circle K at U.S. 31 and County Road 650N to investigate a report of a suspicious person.
The trooper asked McKinney how he had injured himself, and McKinney said he had cut it on the fan of an air conditioner, according to an Indiana State Police news release.
When Simmons asked the subject to identify himself, McKinney gave him the name of Trevor Meyers.
However, Simmons reportedly recognized McKinney from past incidents he had investigated.
When McKinney was unable to say what year he was born, Simmons felt he had probable cause to search him, according to the police report.
An Indiana identification card with the subject’s correct name was found. A computer check showed McKinney was wanted in Bartholomew County on two warrants for probation violations and a Jennings County warrant for possession of narcotic equipment.
McKinney was taken by ambulance to Columbus Regional Hospital for treatment of his hand injury.
In addition to the outstanding warrants, he is expected to face additional charges of false reporting and obstruction of justice, police said.
Simmons was assisted by both the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department and Edinburgh police officers.
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