Police arrest Sunman man wanted on robbery charges

Wanda English Burnett, Editor

According to information from Sgt. Noel Houze Jr. of the Indiana State Police, a man living in Sunman was arrested last week on two felony counts of First Degree Robbery.

Eric C. Schott, 24, was living at apartments at 123 S. Meridian Street when police caught up with him. He was wanted on a warrant out of Clay County, Kentucky. Kentucky State Police had information that Schott was living at 111 W. Washington Street, however troopers later learned he no longer lived at that address.

After Trooper Joe Livers of the Indiana State Police, Versailles Post, located the suspect’s vehicle at his present address and spotted a man fitting Schott’s description looking out the window, they were able to obtain a search warrant for the apartment. Schott would not answer the door. From the time Indiana officials were contacted about the suspect until the time he was taken into custody was about five hours.

Schott was taken into custody about 4:00 a.m. last Friday, July 20 without incident, according to police. He is currently being held in the Ripley County Jail awaiting extradition to Kentucky.
Troopers were assisted by Sunman Town Marshal Bill Dramann.