Traffic stop leads to a fugitive arrest in Ripley County

Barrieann Qunitero (Courtesy Ripley County Jail)
Barrieann Qunitero (Courtesy Ripley County Jail)

Posted by Amber Jenkins- email

RIPLEY COUNTY, IN (FOX19)-- A traffic stop leads to a stolen vehicle being recovered and a fugitive being arrested Wednesday afternoon.

Around 1:30pm, a Indiana State Trooper stopped a 10 foot Budget rental truck near the Sunman exit  on Interstate 74. Officials say the vehicle was following too closely.

During the investigation, the trooper discovered that the truck was reported stolen from Tennessee. He also discovered that the driver, 40-year-old Barrieann Quintero was wanted on a fugitive warrant in Florida.

The contents of the truck included numerous items from Wal-Mart stores from at least three different states, like laptop computers and other electronics.

Currently Quintero is facing preliminary charges in Indiana for receiving stolen property. An investigation is ongoing and he could face more charges in other states.