|Evening incident leaves man seriously injured, girlfriend charged|
|Written by Marty Randall|
|Wednesday, 04 November 2009 00:00|
Charges filed against a 33-year-old Scottsburg woman include a count of battery, driving while intoxicated and criminal recklessness after she allegedly purposefully struck her boyfriend's van and then hit her boyfriend with her car on Thursday evening, October 22, in Scottsburg.
Michelle Stacy, Scottsburg, was released on a cash bond of $1,500 the following day after attending her initial hearing in Scott Superior Court. She entered a not guilty plea to the charges and was assigned a jury trial date of January 26.
Stacy is accused of having struck the boyfriend's van outside the home of a cousin to the victim, Jordan Mack, 20, Scottsburg. According to a probable cause affidavit prepared by Sgt. Steven Herald of the Scottsburg Police Department, he and Patrolman Troy Ford were dispatched to the home on Cyprus Lane in response to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a car.
Reserve Deputy Mike Tscheulin arrived before the Scottsburg officers and reported to Sgt. Herald that he saw Stacy behind the wheel of the car. He said she got out of the car and lay on the ground. A male, later identified by Mack, was found by the officer lying in the roadway between the car and Mack's white van.
Mack's cousin told the officers that Mack had come to his house to use the phone. Mack reportedly told him that the couple had been arguing.
When Stacy arrived, she allegedly struck the van, which was parked on the street. Mack then went outside and began arguing with Stacy. As Mack stepped between the car and van, the woman allegedly “rammed” the car forward, pinning Mack between the car and van.
Mack was attended by Scott County EMS technicians and First Responders with the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department. He was transported by ambulance to Scott Memorial Hospital and was later air-lifted by StatCare medical helicopter to University of Louisville. Mack reportedly suffered a severe compound leg fracture.
Stacy also received the attention of medical personnel at the scene. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital and then was placed under arrest.
Sgt. Herald noted in his report that Res. Deputy Tscheulin and Deputy Rodney Rudder told him that they had been at the apartment at which Mack and Stacy lived around 5 p.m. that same day on a domestic disturbance.
It is not known if additional charges will be filed in the case.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 09:17|