Unfortunate breakdown lands man in jail

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

VERSAILLES, IN (FOX19) -- A Madison, Ind. man is behind bars after his trailer broke down in front of a state police post and he was found to be wanted on a warrant.

Police say Ronnie King, Sr. and his son were hauling a load of junk to Osgood when two flat tires on his trailer forced him to stop on U.S. 421 in front of Versailles Indiana State Police post.

Two officers responded to offer assistance when one of them noticed there was not license plate on the trailer. Further investigation revealed the license plate on the pick up truck was false and that King had a suspended drivers license. King was cited for multiple violations and his pickup truck and trailer were impounded.

Police then found the son, Ronnie King, Jr., was wanted on a warrant out of Ripley County for Failure to Appear. When he was placed under arrest, police found several different pills in his possession that he did not have a prescription for. He faces seven Class D felony counts of possession of a controlled substance.