Jasper County Sheriff


On Wednesday, September 05, 2018 at approximately 6:00 A.M. members of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Tactical Team, Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team, DEA, and the Porter County Multi Enforcement Group executed a search warrant on County Road 1100 North east of County Road 1000 west at the Ricky K. Shultz residence.


The warrant was part of an investigation into firearms believed stolen from residential burglaries and were thought to be at the Shultz residence. Ricky Shultz is also a prior convicted violent offender and is not allowed to be in possession of firearms.  Upon gaining entry into the residence, Mr. Shultz along with two other persons was located in the home.  Once the residence was deemed safe, detectives conducted the search and located numerous long guns and handguns. 


During the search, narcotics and drug paraphernalia was also found in the area of some of the firearms at which time detectives applied for and received a modified search warrant for the narcotics.  Search of the residence revealed in excess of forty various firearms and ammunition for the majority of the weapons.  A quantity of narcotics which field tested presumptive positive for crystal methamphetamine along with other drug paraphernalia. 


Due to the weapons involved along with the quantity of crystal meth, Mr. Shultz was taken into custody by Drug Enforcement Administration Agents and transported to the Hammond Federal Building on federal narcotics charges.  Investigation continues by multiple Law Enforcement Agencies. At the time of press release at least five firearms had been confirmed listed as stolen weapons. 


Arrested was Ricky K. Shultz, age 47 of Demotte, Indiana with charges to be announced at a later time. 






By Terry J. Risner Sheriff