Joint Investigation by Scott County Deputies and Agents Leads to Arrest
JOINT INVESTIGATION BY SCOTT COUNTY DEPUTIES AND AGENTS WITH THE BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS and EXPLOSIVES (ATF) LEADS TO ARREST OF SCOTT COUNTY RESIDENT
Deputies Continue "Keeping Scott County Safe"
Scott County-On 6-9-2022, Detective Paul Clute and Special Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) executed a search warrant at a residence in northern Scott County resulting in the arrest of Christopher Michael Caudill, 37 of Austin, Indiana. Illegal items for him to possess and drugs seized at the residence included modified AR-15 military style rifles, AR-15 rifle parts, a homemade silencer used to soften the noise from a fired weapon, approximately 1 ounce of Methamphetamine, and various machining tools used for modifying and/or making guns. During the several month joint investigation, officers were able to obtain Methamphetamine, an AR-15 rifle, a silencer, and a handgun from Christopher Michael Caudill which led to the search and arrest warrants executed late last night. Christopher Michael Caudill was taken into custody by ATF Agents at the scene and transported to the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville where federal prisoners are held. Sheriff Goodin advised the following..."I am extremely pleased with the publics input...this investigation started with one (1) citizen providing a tip to a Scott County Sheriffs' Deputy. The joint effort between the ATF and the Scott County Sheriffs' Office resulted in the seizure of Methamphetamine and illegal weapons and I want to thank the ATF for partnering with us". Sheriff Goodin has stressed the importance of cooperation with other law enforcement agencies, whether they are federal, state, or local.
UPDATE: The following quote was received from ATF Special Agent in Charge Shawn Morrow of the Louisville Division..."We will continue to work vigorously with our law enforcement partners, like the Scott County Sheriff's Office, to protect our communities from the illegal use of firearms and the often resulting violent crime."
Christopher Michael Caudill
Contact Sheriff Jerry Goodin at Scott County Sheriff's Office (812)752-8400.
All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.