North Vernon man arrested after Austin police find drugs, money and loaded gun PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 March 2016 15:48

A North Vernon man is calling the Scott County Security Center in downtown Scottsburg his home after being arrested in Austin with drugs, money and a loaded 9mm handgun.
David T. McIntosh, 49, was taken into custody by Sgt. Greg Green and Reserve Officer Mike Tscheulin on Monday evening, March 28. Sgt. Green advised in his probable cause affidavit that he noticed a Dodge truck traveling on Mann Avenue that was registered to McIntosh. Since the officer knew McIntosh had an active warrant for his arrest in Scott County, he activated his lights and siren, trying to get the driver to stop. He also called for back-up.
Reserve Officer Tscheulin and another reserve arrived as Sgt. Green got the truck stopped in a driveway on Blunt Avenue.
As the reserve officers watched McIntosh get out of the truck, one of them said he noticed McIntosh attempting to conceal something under the truck’s bench-type seat.
Items said to have been dropped by McIntosh included three Alprazolam tablets. He was placed under arrest.
While the reserve officers were inventorying the pickup truck, they said they discovered a bag under the vehicle’s hood. That bag allegedly contained 38 additional tablets as well as 12 Suboxone pain-killing strips, $1,200 in cash and the Ruger P89 handgun. The gun contained 15 rounds.
McIntosh is now being held at the jail in lieu of bail of $100,000 by corporate surety bond or $10,000 cash. His charges include two counts of Level 6 felony possession of a Schedule 1-4 controlled substance, Level 6 felony maintaining a common nuisance, Level 6 felony resisting law enforcement and a Class A misdemeanor charge of carrying a handgun without a license.
On Wednesday morning, March 30, an initial hearing for McIntosh was held in Scott Superior Court on the new charges. A preliminary plea of not guilty was entered for him, and an initial jury trial date of July 19 scheduled. The case has been assigned to a public defender.
Judge Marsha Owens Howser also conducted a hearing on a State motion to revoke bond filed January 26 against McIntosh on another criminal case involving misdemeanor criminal mischief and resisting law enforcement. The arrest warrant was issued February 8 because McIntosh had reportedly violated his pre-trial release conditions. He also didn’t appear for his trial on the charges on February 23, according to court records.
His bail was reset at $25,000 by corporate surety bond or $2,500 cash on the matter, and his trial was reset for July 19.
McIntosh’s arrest warrant in Jennings County was based on a State petition to revoke probation in a 2014 misdemeanor theft and conversion criminal case. Jennings authorities had filed the petition to revoke last December, and his arrest warrant was issued on January 7. Another notice of probation violation was filed against McIntosh in Jennings County on March 16.