(Greendale, Ind.) – An Indiana State Police trooper had to deal with some pretty bad spelling before he was able to arrest a Cincinnati man on a warrant Thursday.
Trooper Chris Richey stopped a commercial vehicle for a routine inspection on U.S. 50 near Rudolph Way in Greendale around 4:00 p.m.
Richey found that neither the driver or passenger were wearing their seat belts. He then asked the driver for identification, but the driver told Richey he did not have ID with him.
Richey had the driver write his name, address, and birth date on a piece of paper. The man wrote down “Rorth Taylor.” The driver told the trooper the name was pronounced “Robert.”
When asked to verbally spell out his name, the driver said “R-E-R-E-R-T” and he spelled his last name as “T-A-Y-L-O-E-R.”
After several more attempts to spell the name, the passenger told Richey the driver’s real name was Amos Ashley.
Richey ran the real name and found Ashley, 62, had an active warrant out for his arrest in Cincinnati for an auto theft charge.
Ashley was taken to the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center and charged with Refusal of a Detainee to Identify Himself (Class C misdemeanor).