SCCF Hosting ‘The Great April Fool’s Ball Drop’ April 1 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 March 2016 07:21

To kick off (or tee off!) the excitement of the final countdown to a matching grant deadline, the Scott County Community Foundation is hosting “The Great April Fool’s Ball Drop.” This is a great way to support our community in a fun way! Golf balls can be purchased for $100 each. There is no limit to the amount of balls purchased, so you can increase your chances through buying more balls!

Scottsburg man’s threat to kill at local hospital turns into Superior Court case PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 March 2016 07:20

A Scottsburg man who allegedly threatened to kill people on March 11 is now charged with Level 6 felony intimidation.

Scottsburg man's threat to kill at local hospital turns into Superior Court case PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 22 March 2016 14:35



A Scottsburg man who allegedly threatened to kill people on March 11 is now charged with Level 6 felony intimidation.

Travis L. Neace, 44, is currently being held at the Scott County Security Center without bond for a total of 15 days on a State's petition for detainer. His bail after that time will be $15,000 by corporate surety bond or $1,500 cash.

Neace was taken into custody on March 11 by Scottsburg Patrolman Travis Rutherford. Ptl. Rutherford found Neace sitting in a lawn chair outside his residence after he was dispatched to Walnut Street. The officer said the man smelled of alcohol and was unsteady on his feet. He appeared to be despondent over his father's death, Ptl. Rutherford related in his probable cause affidavit.

Neace asked Ptl. Rutherford to take him to the emergency room at Scott Memorial Hospital, which the officer did. He also stayed with Neace and assisted hospital personnel who tried to help Neace.

Neace, however, apparently became belligerent, yelling and frightening other patients. He purportedly told the officer, “You see it all the time on TV. When I get out, I'll shoot 14 or 15 before I'm done.” He also allegedly threatened to harm staff and patients.

Neace was eventually transported to the Scott County Security Center.

Besides the intimidation charge, he was charged with disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanor.

The defendant appeared later that day in Scott Superior Court to answer to the charges. A preliminary plea of not guilty was entered for him, and an initial trial date of May 26 was scheduled.

His attorney filed a motion for a reduction of his bail, and that matter is set for a hearing on March 29.

Three injury accidents investigated on State Road 56 West, State Road 256 since mid-week PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 22 March 2016 14:33



Following too closely, failing to yield to on-coming traffic and driving left of center were reported factors in three recent personal injury accidents that occurred in Scottsburg and Scott County since Wednesday, March 16.

Two accidents on State Road 56, known locally as McClain Avenue in Scottsburg, were reported.

The first mishap occurred at 11:22 a.m. on March 16 about 150 feet west of Park Drive. Sean D. Voyles, 43, LaGrange, Ky., was driving a 2007 Toyota Prius west on the highway. He later told Sgt. Rodney Watts he did not see that a commercial truck owned by Irving Materials had stopped. Employee Stanley L. Brown, 62, Scottsburg, was behind the wheel.

The Prius struck the rear of the large truck.

Voyles was injured, suffering pain in an elbow/lower arm. He was treated at the scene by Scott County EMS technicians.

Approximately $10,000 in property damage was caused by the accident, according to Sgt. Watts' estimate. He was assisted at the scene by Sgt. Brian Hall and Sgt. Steve Herald.

Deputy Justin Cheatham was dispatched to a crash at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 20, on S.R. 256 East at its intersection with Whitsitt Road.

Three vehicles were involved in the mishap, a 1995 Geo Prizm operated by Gregory J. Cord, 76, Avon; a 2015 Kia Sedona driven by Raymond Coomer, 80, Scottsburg; and a 2001 Toyota Avalon operated by Russell C. Henson, 42, Austin.

From what Deputy Cheatham learned, the Prizm crossed the center line of the road as Cord was driving west. The left front of the small car struck the left front of the Sedona, causing it to spin and hit Henson's Avalon.

That impact caused the Toyota to run off the south side of the road and down an embankment.

Airbags in the Prizm and Sedona activated, with all of the drivers protected by use of their seat belts and harnesses.

Both Cord and Coomer were transported to Scott Memorial Hospital by Scott County EMS technicians. Cord had what appeared to be a minor head wound, while Coomer suffered a possible injury to his hip/upper leg. Henson was apparently uninjured.

Deputy Cheatham estimated property damage could reach up to $25,000.

A total of five people were injured in the next mishap, which occurred a minute after 5 p.m. on Sunday at the intersection of S.R. 56 West and I-65 at its northbound ramp.

Sgt. Watts with the Scottsburg Police Department was again in charge of the accident scene. He was assisted by Sgt. Hall and Deputy Rodney Rudder.

The two drivers were identified as Anthony W. Ogle, 21, Louisville, Ky., and Christian S. Wilder, 22, Scottsburg. Ogle was driving a 2007 Dodge Dakota pickup. Wilder and his passengers were in a 2006 Chevy Silverado extended cab pickup.

According to statements from the drivers and witnesses, Ogle had stopped at the intersection to turn left across the two westbound lanes of S.R. 56 and enter the northbound I-65 ramp. He told Sgt. Watts he didn't see the Silverado coming westbound and he made the turn.

The Silverado struck the passenger side of the Dodge Dakota, knocking it into a guardrail while debris from the impact spewed onto the road surface, stopping all westbound traffic.

Because of the nature of the crash, doors on the Dakota would not work; consequently, Anthony Ogle and his passengers, Kelsey Ogle, 20, Louisville; Steven Dye, 18, Rushville; and Amber Ogle, 18, Brandenburg, Ky., were briefly trapped inside the wreckage of the pickup. They were freed by volunteers with the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department.

Anthony Ogle and Amber Ogle suffered minor head wounds. Kelsey Ogle experienced chest pain, while Dye had a possible hip/upper leg injury. A passenger in Wilder's truck, Kailey Slusser, 19, Salem, also experienced pain from a hip/upper leg injury.

Both Kelsey Ogle and Dye were air-lifted from the scene by medical helicopter to University of Louisville Hospital. All of the rest were transported to Scott Memorial after treatment at the scene by Scott County EMS technicians and Scottsburg First Responders.

It took some time to clean up the accident site. Local towing firms assisted and removed the damaged vehicles.

Sgt. Watts estimated that property damage, including the guardrail, could reach up to $25,000.

IU student and friend pay the price for not leaving money for restaurant meal PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 18 March 2016 11:17



An Indiana University student and his friend are getting to spend a little time at the Scott County Security Center in Scottsburg after they neglected to leave money for the meal they consumed at the Scottsburg Denny's restaurant.

Nicholas R. Good, 18, Bloomington, and Walter C. Aldridge, 19, Shelbyville, were taken into custody on March 11 by Patrolman James B. Vires at a nearby gas station at the Scottsburg I-65 interchange.

Ptl. Vires and Patrolman Travis Rutherford were dispatched to the Denny's at 3:45 a.m. that Friday to discuss the young men leaving without paying with the restaurant's staff. The pair left in a black Volkswagen, the officers were told.

The description of the car sparked Ptl. Vires' memory of having seen a car like that parked at the Speedway station as he was turning onto Honeyrun Parkway to go to Denny's. He went back to the gas station and found Aldridge, the driver, and Good there.

Good explained that they had stopped at the gas station so he could use the ATM and get some money. He said he needed change to do laundry when he returned to IU. Aldridge said he left the restaurant first after Good had told him that he would pay for the meal, a total of $17.08.

Ptl. Rutherford escorted Good inside the gas station so Good could use the ATM. Before Good got out of the car, Ptl. Vires noted that Good had taken off a coat and stuffed it between the seat and the car's console in what the officer thought was an attempt to hide something.

Aldridge was ordered out of the vehicle after dispatchers advised Ptl. Vires that he was wanted on an arrest warrant in Shelby County. Additionally, when Good retrieved his coat, Ptl. Vires said he discovered two beer bottles on the floor of the car, which was wet to the touch. Both young men were given a breathalyzer test.

Other evidence allegedly found in the car included an empty baggie, a metal seed grinder with bits of green leafy substance clinging to it and a glass smoking pipe.

Both appeared later that same day in Scott Superior Court for initial hearings before Senior Judge Dan Moore.

Both are charged with Class A misdemeanor theft and Class C misdemeanor possession/consumption/transportation of alcohol by a minor. Aldridge is also charged with Class C misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia.

Not guilty pleas were entered for the pair, and an initial jury trial date of May 17 was scheduled. Bond for each is set at $5,000 by corporate surety bond or $500 cash.


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