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5/4/2018 - COLUMBUS WOMAN ARRESTED ON PROBATION VIOLATION AND MULTIPLE DRUG-RELATED CHARGES - Click here to print this information

On May 3, 2018, approximately 11:01 p.m., Bartholomew County Sheriffs Deputy Leah Burton stopped at a business in the 2600 block of W Jonathan Moore Pike when she observed a female identified as Taressa Stargel, 38, 381 Cleveland Street, Columbus, waiting on customer. Deputy Burton knew that Stargel had an outstanding warrant so she parked her patrol vehicle and entered the business.

No longer seeing Stargel inside, Deputy Burton went outside to the back door. Stargel exited the back door as Columbus Police Officer Drake Maddix arrived to assist.
A cut white and green straw, with white residue inside, as located on Stargel's person. Her purse contained a green and brown leafy substance suspected to be raw marijuana. Stargel told Deputy Burton that she had no additional drug-related items in her possession.

Stargel was transported to the Bartholomew County Jail where Corrections Officer Ashley
McDaniel located a cut bag containing a white crystal substance on Stargel.

Stargel was arrested on preliminary charges of:
-Out of County Warrant,
-Probation Violation,
-Possession of Methamphetamine,
-Trafficking with an Inmate,
-Possession of Marijuana, and
-Possession of Paraphernalia

She remains in BCJ without bond.

All persons are considered innocent until/unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Primary Deputy: Deputy Leah Burton

Assisting Deputy: Deputy Dustin Newland

Assisting Agencies: Columbus Police Officer Drake Maddix

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Stargel Arrest 05-03-2018
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