Couple accused of false ID

A couple who told police they were in Brown County to go fishing were arrested after they gave police false names and were found to be driving without licenses. One also was charged with multiple drug offenses.

Nashville Police Officer Kyle Seward reported in a probable cause affidavit that he noticed an orange Dodge Caliber parked at McDonald’s Sept. 18. When he ran the plate, it was registered to a valid female driver and Kyle E. Champion, 43, Plainfield, who was a habitual traffic violator.

Seward followed the vehicle to the Speedway gas station and spoke to Champion, who told him his name was “David.” He told Seward that Kyle Champion was his brother and that he borrowed his vehicle, the report said.

Dispatch was unable to find a “David Champion” in its system.

Champion told police he and his passenger, whom he called “Erika,” were parked at McDonald’s because their car had overheated and they were in Brown County to go fishing.

Indiana State Police Trooper Chris Griggs was able to find a photo of Kyle Champion from when he was arrested in Hamilton County that showed his tattoos. Champion was arrested for providing a false identity.

The female passenger, later identified as Jaclyn M. Edgell, 39, Anderson, continued to tell Seward that her name was Erika Allen, but dispatch was unable to find her in their system.

Champion told police he did not know Edgell’s full name, because he just called her “Baby Girl.”

Edgell told police she was lying about her name and that she went with “Erika” after Champion said it because she was scared, the affidavit said.

Inside the vehicle police found 60 used syringes, two spoons, multiple prescription pill bottles and a clear drug test cup with urine in it, the report said.

Edgell was placed under arrest. Champion became irate and told police everything in the vehicle was his, the report said.

Both were taken to the Brown County jail.

Champion was charged Sept. 19 with operating a vehicle as a habitual traffic violator, unlawful possession of a syringe and unlawful possession of a legend drug, all Level 6 felonies; and possession of a controlled substance, false informing, possession of a device or substance used to interfere with a drug or alcohol screening test and possession of paraphernalia, all misdemeanors.

Edgell was initially booked in on charges of false identity and unlawful possession of a syringe. She was officially charged Sept. 19 with false informing.