Knox County – Thursday afternoon, August 31, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Trooper Detective Hatfield was patrolling US 41 near Oaktown when Knox County Dispatch reported a white GMC truck, owned by M & K Construction, had been stolen from a gas station in Terre Haute and was traveling south on Old 41 from Moody Road near Oaktown. Hatfield observed the vehicle turn into Oaktown at Old 41 and stopped it at School Street at 3 Street. The driver was arrested and identified as Markus D. Arthur, 44, of Terre Haute. During the traffic stop, Arthur displayed signs of impairment and later failed field sobriety tests. Further investigation revealed Arthur had a BAC of .04% and was under the influence of cannabinoids, amphetamine, and methamphetamine. Arthur was arrested and taken to the Knox County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.
Arrested and Charges:
- Markus D. Arthur, 44, Terre Haute, IN
- Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated with a Prior Conviction, Level 6 Felony
- Theft of a Vehicle, Level 6 Felony
- Driving While Suspended, Class A Misdemeanor
Arresting Officer: Trooper/Detective N. Hatfield, Indiana State Police
Assisting Agency: Terre Haute Police