Suspect Says "Higher Power" Told Him to "Borrow" Jasper Vehicle

JASPER -- A Jasper man is in jail on multiple charges including attempted auto theft and he said a higher power made him do it.

Police say a man found 22-year-old Jerod Tyrone Lee Williams sitting in his vehicle and detained him until police arrived.

Officers also report finding marijuana.

Williams allegedly told police he was directed by a higher power to borrow the victim’s vehicle.

He’s charged with attempted auto theft, unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle, Possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

He’s lodged in the Dubois County Security Center.