A Knox County man was arrested on Monday after police connected him to an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) theft.
On February 2, Deputy Claude Hudson was contacted by the victim of an ATV theft who stated the ATV had been sold to a metal scrap yard in the Gray area. After conducting an investigation and interviewing a witness, the suspect in connection to the theft was identified as Jonathan Bargo, 19, of Cannon.
Deputy Hudson was familiar with Bargo and was aware there were several outstanding warrants on him. Deputy Hudson was able to find Bargo riding as a passenger inside a vehicle traveling on Miller Town Road. While Deputy Hudson conducted a traffic stop, Bargo jumped out of the vehicle and ran into a wooded area. Deputy Hudson was unable to apprehend him at that time.
On February 5, Bargo was located and arrested by Knox County deputies at a residence on Miller Road near the Whitley County Line. Bargo is charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition, second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest and second-degree wanton endangerment/police officer. He was also wanted on three Knox County Bench Warrants for failure to pay the fines on theft by unlawful taking/auto, third-degree criminal mischief and two counts of receiving stolen property-over $500.
Bargo was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.