A man and woman wanted by US Marshals in Oklahoma were arrested on those outstanding warrants as well as additional drug charges on Tuesday after a tip that they were at a local Walmart in Clarksville.
US Marshals contacted the Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section and the All Crimes Policing Squad in Sellersburg with information that a California couple wanted on warrants out of Oklahoma were possibly in Clarksville. Marshals provided a description of both subjects and a vehicle description along with a possible location.
Shortly after arriving in the target area, ISP units, along with K9 Riggs, located the subjects in their vehicle in the Clarksville Walmart parking lot. After confirming their identity, both subjects were taken into custody on the warrants.
A subsequent investigation led officers to request a search warrant for the couple’s vehicle. That investigation uncovered methamphetamine, marijuana, and paraphernalia resulting in additional charges.
Both subjects were arrested and transported to the Clark County Jail to await extradition on the Oklahoma warrants.
Tom Baker, 50, of Corona, California, and Linda Swift, 69, of Artois, California, were arrested and charged on the warrants from the state of Oklahoma, which were for dangerous drugs and they were also charged with dealing in methamphetamine, a Level 5 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony; and possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, both Class A misdemeanors.