A Knox man was arrested for the theft of an automobile after an accident in Starke County on Saturday, May 19.
At 5 a.m., officers from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department were called to an accident on 50 South, just east of 200 East. A witness told police that the driver fled the scene, and officers were unable to locate the suspect.
Later that morning, a woman reported her car stolen from her friend’s home on Toto Road, west of 700 East.
Starke County police continued to investigate the incident and found that it was Zachary Tomerlin of Knox who allegedly took the vehicle from the Toto Road residence. Tomerlin was arrested on Tuesday, May 22, on a preliminary charge of Auto Theft.