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Felony traffic stop performed on Hope man with alleged involvement in reported Rural King theft

A theft of ammunition from a Shelbyville store resulted in a Bartholomew County man being taken into custody.


Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies received a report on Friday evening of an (alleged) theft at Rural King in Shelbyville.  It  included a very large amount of firearm ammunition.  A felony traffic stop was initiated when deputies observed the suspect vehicle traveling southbound on North Marr Road.


The suspect, John Cornett, 39, of Hope, was taken into custody without incident.  


The Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department says multiple cases of firearm ammunition, valued at more than $3,500, were in the backseat of Cornett’s vehicle.  Cornett was transported to Shelby County and released to the custody of the Shelbyville Police Department.  The ammunition was also turned over to SPD.