Fugitive sought on drug charges caught by U.S. Marshal, ISP near Austin PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Tuesday, 22 February 2011 00:00

One of two fugitives being sought by the U.S. Marshal’s Service and Indiana State Police (ISP) was caught on Tuesday, February 8, near Austin on State Road 256.
Roger D. Hall Jr., 25, Sellersburg, was taken into custody at the undisclosed location by members of the U.S. Marshal’s Service and Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force and officers of the ISP Sellersburg post.

Hall was apprehended without incident when he came to the location, which officers had been watching.
Hall has two outstanding warrants issued by Floyd County based on two counts of dealing in a controlled substance, Class B felonies.
During his arrest, Hall allegedly had a controlled substance in his pocket. That information was forwarded to the Scott County Prosecutor’s Office for possible local charges to be filed.
Hall was transported to the Floyd County Jail in New Albany and remains incarcerated there.
The group of law enforcement officers also located a second fugitive that day, Jonathan T. Simms, 22, Charlestown.
Simms was found hiding in the attic of his home after officers made a forced entry at the residence. Simms offered some resistance, but no one was injured in the arrest.
He was incarcerated in Clark County Jail on outstanding warrants involving three counts of dealing in a Schedule 2 controlled substance, all Class B felonies; carrying a handgun without a permit, a Class A misdemeanor; carrying a handgun without a permit with a prior arrest, a Class C felony; two Class D felony count of theft; one count of residential entry, also a Class D felony; and battery resulting in bodily injury, a Class A misdemeanor.
Simms was also charged in Clark County with resisting law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor, for his behavior during his arrest.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 February 2011 13:05