1 arrested while soliciting in subdivision

A man soliciting in a Center Grove area neighborhood was arrested, and police say the arrest points to the need for recent changes in the county’s rules.

A resident called police about two men going door-to-door in the Carefree South subdivision Tuesday. Sheriff’s deputies found them and found they did not have a peddler’s license, which is required for solicitors in the unincorporated parts of the county, such as the Center Grove area.

The deputy also did background checks on both men. One of them, Tony A. Erb, 40, of Indianapolis, was wanted on a Perry County warrant for probation violation, according to the Perry County Sheriff’s Office.

Under the county’s updated rules, people are not allowed to solicit without a license. Solicitors would not be allowed to get a license to go door-to-door if they have a criminal conviction.

Erb, 6630 Winnock Drive, was arrested and taken to the Johnson County jail, where he was being held without bond.