A man from Vidor was indicted for two charges on Wednesday by the Jefferson County Grand Jury.
Jack Owens, 46, was arrested in January of this year for unauthorized use of a vehicle and possession of a controlled substance; both are a state jail felony.
A Beaumont police officer responded to a call concerning a man and woman were operating a stolen vehicle. A friend of the victim recognized the motorcycle, reported its location and confirmed it was stolen out of Orange County. When the officer arrived on the scene, Owens, with the woman, were inside a business. Once he was located, Owens was arrested for operating a stolen vehicle. The woman was released.
During a search of Owens, he was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. The baggie containing the controlled substance weighed .035 ounces, according to the affidavit for arrest presented to the jury.
A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.