Charles Thomas is wanted in connection to stolen firearms found in a vehicle he was driving during a routine traffic stop.

According to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Department, a deputy pulled over an SUV near the intersection of Baker and Franklin Streets after noticing the passenger in the vehicle was not wearing a seat belt. As the deputy approached the vehicle, Thomas fled the vehicle on foot while the two passengers remained inside. It was then the deputy noticed a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun laying in plain sight between the the driver and front passenger seats. Further investigation into the firearm revealed that it had been reported stolen in Owensboro.

If you have any information regarding Thomas' whereabouts, you're encouraged to contact the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Department at (812) 421-6201, or leave an anonymous tip through their website, or by calling the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's WeTip Hotline at  1-800-78-CRIME.