Man faces charges after leaving crash scene

Police say a Mooresville man had used narcotics and the truck he was driving was stolen when he crashed into another car and then walked away.

Carlie Capps Jr., 38, 193 Echo Lake West Drive, was arrested on charges of auto theft, possession of stolen property, public intoxication, leaving the scene of an accident and reckless possession of paraphernalia, according to the police report. Capps also had warrants for his arrest in Marion County on charges of auto theft, resisting law enforcement and driving with a suspended license, according to the report.

Just after 9:30 a.m. Thursday, police said Capps hit another car when he was turning onto Stop 18 Road from U.S. 31. The driver of the other car watched Capps collect items from the truck and then walk to a gas station, according to the report. The driver of the other car was not injured.

When police found Capps inside the gas station, he couldn’t stand steadily and gave police false information before they found out who he was, according to the report.

Police searched the truck Capps was driving and found empty prescription pill bottles, Xanax and methamphetamine. The truck had been reported stolen in Indianapolis, and the license plate on it didn’t match and also had been reported stolen, according to the report.

Capps was taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital, where he was treated with Narcan for suspected narcotic use. Capps was later taken to the Johnson County jail, where he was held on $5,400 bond.

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Corey Elliot is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2719.