Columbus, IN—Three people were arrested early Wednesday morning as a result of an ongoing investigation into a string of nearly 50 catalytic converter thefts that have occurred in Columbus and Bartholomew County since late last year. Law enforcement officers from the Columbus Police Department’s Intelligence-Led Policing Unit, which consists of officers from the Columbus Police Department and the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, spotted a vehicle on Tuesday evening that they suspected was associated with several catalytic converter thefts on Columbus’ west side. The investigation led officers to a Columbus motel where they served a search warrant in the early morning hours of February 5th.During the warrant service, the officers located three suspects in the motel room along with multiple cutting tools consistent with devices used in removing catalytic converters, as well as drugs, drug paraphernalia, a handgun, and a possible stolen catalytic converter.The following persons were arrested with 48 hour holds on the preliminary charges below as part of the ongoing investigation:Darren D. Morgan, 38, of Saint Paul, was arrested on allegations of Three Counts of Theft, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Heroin, Unlawful Possession of a Syringe, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Marijuana. Johnnie Hagan, 48, of Columbus, was arrested on allegations of Three Counts of Theft, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Possession of Heroin. Daniel E. Morgan, 35, of Columbus, was arrested on allegations of Three Counts of Theft with a Prior Conviction, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Unlawful Possession of a Syringe, and Possession of Marijuana.
Ignores Wilshere, Smalling, Hart in the Russia-bound teamEngland coach Gareth Southgate has announced his 23-man final squad for the Russia 2018 World Cup.Former England centre-back Southgate made the announcement via the official England Twitter handle on Wednesday.As expected, the likes of Harry Kane, who scored 30 Premier League goals for Tottenham Hotspur this season, Dele Alli, Jamie Vardy, Raheem Sterling, Gary Cahill and Kyle Walker are all included.However, there is no room for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere and Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart in the squad. The surprise inclusion is Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who spent the just ended season on loan at Crystal Palace, and Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold.England will face the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a friendly in London on June 2 before playing Tunisia, Belgium and Panama in the group phase in Russia.England World Cup SquadGoalkeepers (3): Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley).Defenders (9): Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Kyle Walker, John Stones (Manchester City), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Phil Jones, Ashley Young (Manchester United).Midfielders (6): Eric Dier, Dele Alli (both Tottenham Hotspur), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea).Forwards (5): Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) Harry Kane (Tottenham).Standby: Tom Heaton, James Tarkowski (Burnley), Lewis Cook (Bournemouth), Jake Livermore (West Brom), Adam Lallana (Liverpool)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram