Fortville, IN – Police credited numerous tips from the public leading to the arrest of a suspect in a June 15th robbery in Fortville.
Cody Toney, 19, of Fortville, was arrested June 15th, after Fortville Police Officers along with McCordsville Police Officers, Lawrence Police Officers, and Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the clerk’s 911 call about an attempted robbery in the Huck’s convenience store (located at 322 East Broadway Street, Fortville) at approximately 11:27 P.M. The suspect had already left the store when the 911 call was made.
During the course of the investigation, several concerned citizens called 911 to help direct the officers to where the suspect was last seen. The suspect was tracked by Lawrence Police K-9 Officers to his residence, where he was ultimately found hiding in a clothes dryer and taken in to custody without incident.
Toney was taken to the Fortville Police Department for an interview and admitted to attempting to rob the store. During the interview Toney also admitted to breaking in to a vehicle and stealing a purse. The purse was also recovered in Toney’s residence. Toney was transported to the Hancock County Jail to be held on charges of attempted robbery, minor consumption, unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle and theft.
The Fortville Police wanted to acknowledge the alert citizens in assisting us with timely leads on the suspect’s movements that ultimately resulted in his quick apprehension after the robbery.
The tips were vital to the case and are great examples of the public and police working together to make our communities safer.