Two Killed in Jefferson County Crash PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 15:55

Jefferson County-On Tuesday, Dec. 12, at approximately 9:30 pm, the Indiana State Police responded to a two vehicle head on crash on State Road 256 near County Road 1000 West which claimed the lives of two North Vernon residents.

The initial investigation by the Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team indicated that a black 1997 Ford Mustang being driven by Joshua C. Hendrix, age 34, North Vernon, Indiana was traveling eastbound on State Road 256 near County Road 1000 West in Jefferson County.  Hendrix vehicle crossed the center double yellow line while attempting to pass another vehicle.  His vehicle entered into the path of a westbound black 2010 Chevrolet Impala being driven by Trisha M. Ebertshauser, age 28, Scottsburg, Indiana.  The vehicles collided head on in the westbound lanes of State Road 256.

Hendrix’ vehicle traveled off the south side of the roadway and came to rest before catching fire.  Ebertshauser’s vehicle traveled off the north side of the roadway and came to rest.  Joshua Hendrix and a front seat passenger in his vehicle, Amanda J. Hendrix, age 27, North Vernon, Indiana sustained fatal injuries in the collision.  They were both pronounced deceased at the scene by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.

Ebertshauser sustained life threatening injuries in the collision.  She was flown from the scene to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment.  A backseat passenger in Ebertshauser’s vehicle, Michael A. Riggs, age 19, Bedford, Kentucky was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  The front seat passenger in Ebertshauser’s vehicle, Rebecca S. Roberts, age 23, Scottsburg, Indiana was transported to King’s Daughter Hospital in Madison, Indiana for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs played a roll in the crash.  The investigation is ongoing.

All families have been notified.

Indiana State Police-Versailles Reconstruction Team members Trps. Andrew Garrett and Matt Holley were assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Hanover FD, Kent FD, Madison FD, King’s Daughter EMS, IU Lifeline Medical Helicopter, Air Methods Medical Helicopter, Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, and Stanley’s Wrecker Service

More charges filed against some accused dealers; man added to list PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 11:32

Another defendant was added to the list of ten people charged last week with drug dealing or drug-related offenses.

Recent wave of arrests sets new mark for high number of inmates PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 11:31

Scott County Commissioners learned that the recent number of new arrests made in Scott County since November 28 caused the local jail population to reach 200 by Monday morning, December 4.

County jail video shows alleged drug use, attempted trafficking PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 11:31

Supervision by jail personnel on December 5 resulted in the arrest of a Scottsburg woman for trafficking with an inmate, a Level 5 felony.

Fight over Alleged Theft Lands Two in Jail after Car Chase, Crash and Drugs Located PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Monday, 11 December 2017 09:59

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On December 8, 2017 at approximately 11:09 am, Clark County 911 Dispatch received numerous calls about two vehicles traveling over 100 miles per hour on Interstate 65 approaching the Nine Mile Marker. The callers stated it appeared that one vehicle was chasing the other vehicle. At Exit Nine, (Sellersburg), one of the vehicles, a 2013 Chrysler attempted to exit and crashed. The driver, identified as Billy Dale Huttsell, was ejected from the car and sustained serious injuries.  While rendering aid one of the troopers on the scene asked Billy Dale Huttsell what happened. Billy Dale Huttsell told officer’s someone rammed his car. Billy Dale Huttsell was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital with life threatening injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Several witnesses gave information on the other vehicle that was involved, a greyish colored Ford Crown Victoria. Later in the evening, troopers located the Crown Victoria involved in the crash in Scottsburg, IN. Troopers made a traffic stop on the vehicle and James Paul White was driving. James Paul White stated he had a confrontation with Billy Dale Huttsell in the parking lot at the Kohl’s department store in New Albany, IN. The argument was over an alleged theft. He stated Billy Dale Huttsell left the Kohl’s Store and he followed him eventually resulting in Billy Dale Huttsell crashing. Billy Dale Huttsell was taken into custody by troopers.

While troopers were interacting with Billy Dale Huttsell at the crash scene and James Paul White when they located him after the crash, both subjects were in possession of illegal substances.


Billy Dale Huttsell, 24, from Jordan Drive in Marysville, IN.


Criminal Recklessness with a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Possession of Methamphetamine and Prior Active Warrant out of Clark County.

Billy Dale Huttsell is being held by Louisville Metro Corrections awaiting extradition to Indiana.


James Paul White, 32, from Lovers Lane in Scottsburg, IN.


Clark County:  Escape, Criminal Recklessness with a Motor Vehicle Causing Bodily Injury and Reckless Driving.

Scott County: Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

James Paul White was incarcerated at the Clark County Jail.

This investigation is continuing.

Media Note-A photo of Billy Dale Huttsell can be obtained by contacting Louisville Metro Corrections. A photo of James Paul White can be obtained by contacting the Clark County Jail.



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