Men sentenced after pursuit, overdosing in police cars

Two men who both overdosed in the back of police cars after their arrests earlier this year were sentenced to prison.

Both men ran from police after a traffic stop in downtown Franklin in January. Both men were captured by police, and after they were arrested, they began overdosing in the back of police cars.

Shane Green, 27, and Carl E. Conner, 34, both of Franklin, are now serving time in prison.

Both men were arrested on drug possession and resisting officer charges after a traffic stop early one morning in downtown Franklin. Conner and Green were in the vehicle, and both ran from police, were caught and arrested. Both men told police they were overdosing, were treated at Johnson Memorial Hospital and then taken to the Johnson County jail.

Earlier this year, Green pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a syringe, resisting law enforcement and possession of paraphernalia, and was sentenced to two-and-a-half years on work release.

But within four days, he had left the facility and violated the terms of the program, Johnson County deputy prosecutor Ryan Bland said.

Recently, Green was sentenced to about nine years in prison on those charges, along with a charge of failing to return to the work release program and two other charges for failure to register as a sex offender. Green was previously convicted of criminal confinement of a minor and sexual misconduct with a minor, and has been classified as a sexually violent predator, according to the state database.

The soonest he could be released is in 2023, according to the Indiana Department of Correction.

Conner also had multiple criminal cases against him. He recently pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a narcotic drug, resisting law enforcement, possession of a syringe and failure to register as a sex offender, according to court records. Conner has been convicted of child molesting twice, in 2000 and 2008, according to the department of correction.

He was sentenced to two years in prison, one year on home detention and two-and-a-half years on probation. Conner has credit for more than a year already served and could be released as soon as next year, according to the department of correction.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2718.