Petty charged in January 2 hit-and-run accident that killed Scottsburg man PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 07:36

Lucas D. Petty, 23, is now facing multiple charges in connection with the hit-and-run death of pedestrian Fred Moss, 50, on January 2.

Couple in custody after early morning fatal shooting on Johnny Johnson Road PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 07:36

A couple was taken into custody by Scott County deputies after a man was shot to death during an apparent robbery attempt early Saturday morning, March 25.

Scott County's Angel Tree Program Seeking Donation of New Facility PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 23 March 2017 15:07



The Scott County Christmas Assistance Program (Angel Tree) coordinator Madonna Amburgey Corbett is seeking monetary donations to help with the cost of rent to house all the equipment needed to operate the Angel Tree program. The Angel Tree Program has operated in Scott County under the supervision of Mrs. Corbett for 35 years, helping the families of Scott County during the Christmas season.

They are also looking for a permanent place to locate the program year-round. Volunteers will also use this space to work in from October 1 through January 1 each year. So the facility must include, electricity, water and sewer.

The Angel Program has no income, so they are looking for someone to donate a retail space that is not being used or some sort of building that can be used for this project.

Those wishing to help the Angel Tree program may do so by contact Madonna Corbett at 1-812-498-3137 or 1-812-752-4725.

Court hearing scheduled on parents’ failure to send kids to school PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 23 March 2017 15:05



A Scottsburg area couple has been ordered to appear in Scott Circuit Court on March 27 to answer to charges they have allowed their children to skip school.

According to the probable cause affidavit, the attendance of the three youngsters was reviewed by Scott School District 2 officials. The children’s attendance records were described as “substandard.”

Four letters regarding the problem were sent to Otis Bishop, 34, and Amanda Bishop, 36. The couple reportedly did not respond to any of the letters. They also did not attend a meeting scheduled by the Scott County Attendance Review Board in December so that the couple could talk to court and school officials and develop a plan to address the absences.

They were also warned that, if the children continued to miss school, the parents could be subjecting themselves to criminal prosecution.

According to the affidavit, all three children have continued to be absent.

Consequently, each parent has been charged with six counts of Class B misdemeanor violation of compulsory school attendance.




County Prosecutor’s Office announces recent sentencings for committed crimes PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 March 2017 15:04



Among those who were recent sentenced in Scott Circuit Court were two men, one of whom pleaded guilty to battery resulting in serious bodily injury, and a second for selling drugs, being an Habitual Offender and probation violation.

Charles Thomas Dentith of Louisville, Ky., was sentenced to three years on the Level 5 felony battery charge with the Indiana Department of Corrections. The plea agreement includes allowing Dentith 69 days of credit for time already served.

Dentith was a prisoner being held on other charges at the Scott County Security Center in 2016. He attacked a fellow inmate by coming up behind him and punching the man several times in the head. The man’s injuries included a broken orbital socket bone, which holds the eye in place.

“Inmates need to understand that laws still apply to them within jail walls,” stated Chris Owens, Scott County Prosecutor. “We do everything we can to enforce those laws and help the jail staff maintain a safe environment.”

Sheriff Dan McClain said that new equipment at the jail has helped his staff to respond to such incidents. When an incident occurs, we will work diligently with the Prosecutor’s Office to ensure inmate are held responsible for offenses they commit in our facility.”

A state petition to revoke probation was dismissed in the plea agreement, and Dentith was ordered to pay court costs.

The case was handled by Deputy Prosecutor Elizabeth Stigdon.

In another 2016 case, Robert Estep, 53, received a nine-year sentence for selling his wife’s medication to an undercover agent in the parking lot of Scott Memorial Hospital. The incident occurred last September.

“Mr. Estep sold drugs in our county, and he is now being held accountable for what he did. Any time a drug dealer is taken off the streets, our community gets better,” stated Prosecutor Owens. “This agreement assures that Mr. Estep won’t be selling drugs in our county for some time.”

Deputy Prosecutor Amanda Herald handled this case.

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