A Topeka man was behind bars Wednesday in the Jackson County Jail in Holton after his arrest earlier in the week in connection with drug and theft crimes.
Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse identified the arrested man as Vaughn Cortez Schnegelsiepen, 47, of Topeka.
Morse said a Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop after he noticed an altered 60-day tag on a vehicle and pulled it over Monday in Holton.
Morse said Schnegelsiepen, who allegedly was driving the vehicle, provided the deputy with a fake driver’s license with another person’s identity.
Morse added that Schnegelsiepen also is suspected of forging checks at area businesses.
Schnegelsiepen was booked into the Jackson County Jail in connection with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, identity theft, possession of stolen property, giving a worthless check, theft by deception, interference with law enforcement, driving while suspended and display of a fictitious driver’s license.
Schnegelsiepen was being held on $35,000 bond Wednesday afternoon in the Jackson County Jail.