A Clark County man was placed under arrest late last week after he was believed to have stolen tools valued at over $16-hundred dollars from a Jasper retailer last month.
Back on January 20th, a Trooper with the Indiana State Police began an investigation of a theft from the Jasper Rural King, in which three tool kits were stolen out the back door of the store.
The trooper learned that the suspect, 37-year old Joseph Zaepfel of Jeffersonville, in setting up the crime, placed the items in a shopping cart near the back door before asking to use the telephone near the gun counter.
Police say while on the phone, the suspect phoned his accomplice to stage outside the back door, and then proceeded to grab the items, retreat out the back door of the store, place the items into a gold minivan, and drive away.
Through their investigation, state police were able to work with the Jasper Police Department and identify Zaepfel.
This past Friday, an arrest warrant was issued for Zaepfel through the Dubois County Court.
State Troopers went to Zaepfel’s Jeffersonville address and placed him into custody, without incident. He was taken to and booked into the Dubois County Security y Center in Jasper on a Level 6 Felony count of Theft.