WARSAW — A Warsaw man was booked at the Kosciusko County Jail this week on charges stemming from two separate cases.
Anthony James Geib, 36, 3311 Oak Pointe Crossing, Warsaw, is charged with resisting law enforcement, a level 6 felony; carrying a handgun without a license, a class A misdemeanor; sentence enhancement carrying a handgun without a license, a level 5 felony; and domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Feb. 21, a Pierceton Police officer responded to a report of shots fired.
Upon arrival to the area, the officer saw a black Chevy truck pull out of a driveway, spinning its tires and quickly heading southbound. The officer activated the emergency lights of the patrol vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop.
The truck accelerated to over 60 mph, disregarding the traffic stop attempt. The Chevy truck continued on, down Monroe Drive and CR 600S, disregarding multiple stop signs. The truck eventually pulled into a driveway on US 30, driving west through the yard where the vehicle became stuck in the snow.
The driver, later identified as Geib, exited the truck. The officer advised Geib of his Miranda rights and Geib agreed to speak with law enforcement.
Geib said that the passenger in the vehicle handed him a handgun when they saw law enforcement behind them. Geib said he threw the gun out of the driver’s side window of the vehicle after the first turn in Sellers Lake. Geib agreed to show the officer where the firearm was thrown from the vehicle.
The Smith & Wesson 40 caliber was located with the direction of Geib, who does not have a license to carry a handgun in the state of Indiana.
Police spoke with the male passenger of the vehicle, who said that the handgun belonged to Geib and that Geib said he could not have it when law enforcement was spotted behind the vehicle. He said Geib threw the gun from the vehicle in the area of Sellers Lake.
Geib was previously convicted of a felony for the offense of intimidation in December 2019.
Geib was booked at the Kosciusko County Jail Aug. 31 on a $16,250 surety and cash bond.