Traffic Stop Leads to Burglary Arrest

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A burglary suspect is behind bars after a traffic stop in Farmersburg.

Thursday afternoon, the Farmersburg Town Marshal stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation near Sawmill Road.

After a brief conversation, the driver was identified as Virgil Wilson, 37, of Farmersburg. Police say at the time, Wilson was a person of interest in an earlier Sullivan County burglary.

Police say the Marshal became concerned and conducted a routine pat down of Wilson. Police say a struggle ensued and Wilson displayed a .45 semi-automatic pistol.

No shots were fired.

Police say Wilson claimed he only pulled the handgun out to discard it. Officers later determined the gun was stolen in a previous burglary.

Wilson was arrested on charges of Burglary, Theft, Receiving Stolen Property, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of Methamphetamine.

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