Franklin woman arrested after road rage incident on I-74

Indiana State Troopers arrested a Johnson County woman on drug and other charges following a road rage incident involving a handgun on Interstate 74 in Ripley and Dearborn Counties.

Lisa Marie Hancock, 50, of Franklin, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine with a firearm, level 5 felony; pointing a firearm, level 6 felony; and misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and possession of marijuana.

State troopers began investigating at approximately 11 a.m. Monday when they received a report of a road rage incident on I-74 West near the Indiana/Ohio state line. The witness reported that the driver of a Kia passenger vehicle had allegedly pointed a handgun at them while traveling on I-74, according to a news release from ISP.

Troopers watched for the vehicle and eventually located it near Batesville. During a traffic stop, troopers became suspicious of additional criminal activity. K-9 Bosco was deployed on the vehicle and alerted to the odor of illegal drugs in the vehicle. During a search, troopers located approximately four grams of methamphetamine, five grams of marijuana, and a 9mm handgun, the ISP news release says.

Hancock was transported to the Ripley County Jail where she was incarcerated pending an initial court appearance in the Ripley County Circuit Court, ISP says.

Batesville Police Department assisted with the incident.