Carroll Co. Sheriff’s deputies use stun gun to take alleged attempted car thief into custody

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Curtis John Palladino was taken into custody early Tuesday morning.

CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – Deputies with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office took one man into custody after investigators said he was caught trying to steal a car sitting in an open lot on U.S. 421 in Yeoman, Indiana.

According to Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby, Deputy Drew Yoder was on routine patrol early Tuesday morning when he saw the suspect looking around a car that had a broken window.

When Yoder approached the car, the man inside took off on foot toward a cornfield.

Authorities used a stun gun twice to subdue the man, after they said he would not comply with orders.

The suspect, later identified as 34-year-old Curtis John or C.J. Palladino, was taken to IU White Memorial Hospital in Monticello for a medical evaluation.

Yoder was checked on scene by medics for a minor injury from the foot pursuit.

Palladino has since been booked in the Carroll County Jail. He faces preliminary charges of attempted auto theft, resisting law enforcement, possession of precursors and criminal mischief.