Rantoul police report an Indiana man who stopped to read a map at a Rantoul gas station is now facing felony charges – after weapons and drugs were found in his vehicle.
24-year-old Joshua Wozniak of Michigan City (IN) was arrested for aggravated unlawful use of weapons, possession of a controlled substance, possession of cannabis, DUI, and possession of weapons without a FOID card.
An officer approached Wozniak’s vehicle to see if he needed help when he was observed reading a map, just off I-57 Thursday morning.
The smell of alcohol prompted more questions and a search. Wozniak admitted having cannabis and smoking materials in his car, then a loaded .38 caliber handgun and rounds of ammunition were found in the car’s console.
The annual Newton County, IN Punkin Vine Fair starts this next week. The 97th edition of the fair unfolds at the fairgrounds north of Kentland. Many of the usual attractions are included, including the Queen pageant Monday evening.
94.1 WGFA will broadcast the queen pageant with seven ladies competing. The pageant is at 8 pm. The Little Miss and Mister Contest precedes the pageant at 6:30 pm.
Church Night is Sunday. Tuesday night, Dustin Lynch is in concert with special guest The Wolfe Brothers. Visit the website for ticket info www.newtoncountyfair.com
Wednesday is Earth Night. Thursday offers 4-H Night at the Fair. Antique Tractor Parade and the ITPA & IPL Truck & Tractor Pull is set for 7:30 pm.