Traffic stop leads to arrest of Indianapolis man

Lonnie Ball; Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

An Indianapolis man is behind bars after a traffic stop in Bartholomew County. Just before 1 a.m. Tuesday, a Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputy saw a vehicle traveling without headlights on and initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of U.S. 31 and I-65.

The driver, Lonnie Ball, 50, was found to be driving with a suspended license. After Ball was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, the deputy who transported him reported finding methamphetamine where Ball had been seated in the back of his vehicle.

Ball is facing preliminary charges of:

– Obstruction of Justice
– Possession of Methamphetamine
– Driving while Suspended with a Prior Conviction

Ball remains behind bars on $70,000 bond.