Police arrest man suspected in several Johnson County burglaries

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. - After weeks of being on edge, Johnson County residents can rest easier now that police believe a burglary suspect has been caught.

Police said last week at least four homes were burglarized within a three-day span and all of the victims described the same man who was driving the same SUV.

This week, officers were called to another robbery attempt in Trafalgar and the homeowner said she saw a man matching the suspect's description driving away in an SUV.

On Thursday, investigators tracked the vehicle down and arrested 54-year-old John Gibson after he led police on a chase.

Police said Gibson faces multiple charges including burglary, theft, resisting law enforcement and possession of a firearm by a felon, criminal recklessness with a vehicle and operating a vehicle without ever obtaining a license.

Gibson was taken to the Johnson County Jail.

Police did not release Gibson’s photo because they are hoping the victims will be able to identify him in a lineup.

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