Alleged Intoxicated Minor Attempts to Steal Delivery Truck

A Corydon man was arrested Thursday afternoon after reportedly attempting to steal a delivery truck outside the CVS Pharmacy building in Knox.

Knox City police officers were called to the store after a witness allegedly saw 20-year-old Cody Byrn enter a Calumet Breweries, Inc. truck. The Hammond delivery truck driver had just entered the business to make a delivery when Byrn reportedly got into the driver’s seat. Witnesses told police that Byrn had gotten the truck into gear and attempted to take off when he was approached by a customer.

Byrn was reportedly found to be in possession of stolen items from the store and officers believe he was under the influence at the time of the incident.

Byrn was taken to the Starke County Jail where he was booked on preliminary charges of Attempted Auto Theft and Theft, both Class D felonies, as well as a misdemeanor charge of Illegal Possession of Alcohol by a Minor.