Miami County – Recently, a traffic stop by an Indiana State Police trooper resulted in the recovery of a stolen vehicle and the arrest of a Georgia woman.
Saturday night, Trooper Chad Babbs stopped a 2014 Dodge Caravan that was allegedly traveling 74 miles per hour in a posted 60 miles per hour zone on U.S. 31, near Miami County Road 800 North. The Caravan also purportedly had a false and fictitious license plate. Further investigation revealed that the Caravan was reported stolen from St Joseph’s County, IN.
The driver, Tiffani Ward, 31, Atlanta, GA, was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail on a felony charge for possession of stolen property. She also faces a misdemeanor charge for possession of marijuana. Purportedly during the traffic stop, officers found the narcotic in Ward’s possession.
Ward was also issued citations for speeding and having a false and fictitious license plate.
Trooper Babbs was assisted by Trooper David Kewish and Trooper Abby Russell.
All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.