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Two arrested by Clay City Police

Monday, January 16, 2012

CLAY CITY -- Officials with the Clay City Police Department recently arrested two individuals after witnessing suspicious activity.

According to Clay City Police Chief Terry Skaggs, he and Det. Terry Silvers were patrolling State Road 246 West in an area of a Farm Supply when they observed a white four-door vehicle shut its headlights off while traveling the road.

The vehicle, according to officials, proceeded into the farm supply and then later pulled back out onto SR 246, traveling west with its lights still turned off.

At that time, the officers attempted to pull the vehicle over and it refused to stop as a short pursuit began, which lasted about three miles.

The vehicle finally came to a stop and the suspects, identified as Daniel Allen Kerns, 27, and Celeste Ariana Opiola, 26, both of Vigo County, were apprehended without further incident.

After further investigation, both were preliminarily charged with Resisting Law Enforcement (a Class D felony), Illegal Possession of Anhydrous Ammonia (a Class D felony), Possession of Methamphetamine (a Class D felony), Conspiracy to Commit Theft (a Class D felony), Criminal Trespass (a Class A felony), HTV (a felony), a Possession of Marijuana (a Class A misdemeanor).

In addition, officials said both had several warrants against them from another county.

Assisting in the arrests were the Jasonville Police Department and the Clay County Sheriff's Department.



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