Double Fatal in Scott County PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 23 September 2016 10:43


Austin-At approximately 7:00 am, deputies from the Scott County Sheriff’s Department responded to a serious crash on Jack Morgan Road approximately a half of a mile north of State Road #256 near Austin. When deputies arrived they discovered a 2005 Cadillac off of the west side of the road in a field.
When they approached the vehicle, they located two deceased males, one of the males, the driver, Jacob Justice, 18, from Scottsburg, IN, was thrown from the vehicle. He was not wearing a seat belt. The second deceased male, front seat passenger, Cameron Prestegui,  16, from Austin, IN, was in the crashed vehicle. He was wearing a seat belt.
A third occupant of the vehicle, back seat passenger, Jonathon Brown,  17, from Austin, IN, was injured and was transported to the Scott County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a seat belt.
The preliminary investigation shows the 2005 Cadillac, was south on Jack Morgan Road, when for an unknown reason it left the roadway on the west side of the road, flipping and then hitting several wooden fence poles.
A crash reconstruction team from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg was called to the scene.
This investigation is continuing.
Assisting agencies; Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Jennings Township Fire Department, Scott County E.M.S. and the Scott County Coroner’s Office.

 
Local hospital’s parking lot used for drug sale that landed couple in county jail PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 06:16

A Madison couple has been charged with dealing in a controlled substance after allegedly selling an undercover informant several prescription pills while parked at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.

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Motorists, cyclist among injured in investigated accidents in city and county PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 06:16

A total of five people were injured in three recent accidents that have happened recently, all on U.S. Highway 31.

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Events leading up to fatal 2015 shooting and aftermath recalled by defendant Mathis PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 06:15

The machinations of a heinous plan to end of the life of an elderly man were recounted by Jacob Wayne Mathis, one of the young defendants in the Bill Albert Reynolds murder.

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Local hospital's parking lot used for drug sale that landed couple in county jail PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 10:26

 

 

A Madison couple has been charged with dealing in a controlled substance after allegedly selling an undercover informant several prescription pills while parked at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.

Scottsburg Patrolman Troy Ford received a tip on September 9 that Robert L. “Bobby” Estep, 53, had been selling prescription medicine in Austin and Scottsburg. Purportedly, the pills came from a prescription given to his wife, Judy M. Estep, 60.

The informant was given marked money to attempt a “buy.” Ptl. Ford watched from a distance as a silver Chevrolet pulled into the hospital parking lot. The informant talked to the driver, who he said sold him 13 Tramadol, a medicine used to treat minor pain. The informant said he asked for ten pills, but he said Bobby Estep told him he couldn't make change for the $50 offered to him. The informant said Judy Estep reached under the passenger seat and got out three more pills from a prescription bottle.

When the couple was stopped later, Ptl. Ford said the bottle was found under the seat. The $50 was found in the woman's possession by the officer.

The Esteps had brief initial hearings before Judge Roger Duvall on Tuesday morning, September 13. The Level 5 felony charge each faces has been elevated to a Level 4 felony because the Prosecutor's Office filed a Notice of Prior Offense against each of the defendants.

Bobby Estep has been convicted of dealing in a controlled substance in 2004 and 2012; his wife carries old charges from 2005 and 2008. All occurred in Scott County.

Additionally, each was found to be on probation, Bobby Estep until March 9, 2018, and Judy Estep until July 6, 2018. Consequently, each is now being held without bail for 15 days.

Judge Duvall assigned public defenders for the couple and set an initial trial date of December 13 for each. In both cases, bail was set at $50,000 by corporate surety bond or $10,000 cash.

 

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