An Ohio man remains lodged in the South Central Regional Jail facing multiple charges, after a traffic stop by Ravenswood Interdiction Team officers revealed he was driving a stolen car.

An Ohio man remains lodged in the South Central Regional Jail facing multiple charges, after a traffic stop by Ravenswood Interdiction Team officers revealed he was driving a stolen car.

On Monday evening, at approximately 6:28 p.m., Ravenswood Interdiction Team officers observed a Kia Sorento pass by and noted several criminal indicators coming from the driver.  

Officers began following the vehicle and observed the vehicle fail to obey a traffic control device.  R.I.T. officers stopped the vehicle on the four-lane and made contact with the driver Tommy J. Rouse,  35, of Wooster, Ohio.  Officers checked the registration on the vehicle which revealed that it was improperly registered.  Officers then checked the VIN through NCIC which revealed that the vehicle was stolen out of Holmes County, Ohio.   

Officers removed Rouse from the vehicle and informed him that the vehicle was stolen.  After a brief field interview, officers placed Rouse under arrest for transferring and receiving a stolen vehicle, failure to obey a traffic control device, driving suspended, and possession of marijuana.  

Rouse arraigned in Jackson County Magistrate Court and transported to the South Central Regional Jail, where he remains incarcerated in lieu of $10,200 bond.