Austin Democrat Primary offering some new nominees for Council seats PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Tuesday, 10 May 2011 00:00

The biggest race in the Democrat Primary Election in Austin this past Tuesday, May 3, was, of course, the battle between incumbent Douglas Campbell and challenger Brandon Glenn White.
In this race, Mayor Campbell won by a wide margin of 65% to 35%, getting 640 votes to White’s 347. The result, however, has been decidedly muddied, since White supporters filed a complaint of voter fraud against the Mayor and a city worker, Terry Danner, late in the day on Monday, May 2. (See related story.)
No one can forecast its conclusions or its effect on that race.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 May 2011 13:18
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Drug-related arrests made in Austin after license plate found to be stolen PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Tuesday, 10 May 2011 00:00

Two men and a woman were arrested on several drug-related charges in Austin after an alert police officer noted the license plate on their car had been reported stolen in Kentucky.
Lt. Shawn Hurt saw a maroon Ford Taurus with Kentucky plates parked in a local business’s parking lot shortly after 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 24. According to information the officer had received from Scott dispatchers earlier in the week, the license plate matched one that had been reported stolen. He had also learned that a man and woman suspected of having the car were wanted on arrest warrants.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 May 2011 13:19
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Officers arrest female suspect, charge man after high speed chase in Finley Township PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Tuesday, 10 May 2011 00:00

A Columbus woman remains incarcerated at the Scott County Security Center following her arrest after a high speed chase in Finley Township on Friday, April 29.
Scottsburg Patrolman Troy Ford prepared the probable cause affidavit in the case against Tamara S. Fields, 40. She is charged with a Class A felony dealing in methamphetamine, Class C felony possession of methamphetamine, and Class D felonies of possession of precursors,  dealing in marijuana, identity deception and two charges of possession of a controlled substance. She is also charged with Class A misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 May 2011 13:20
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Scottsburg man who wrecks car is main suspect in house burglary PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Tuesday, 10 May 2011 00:00

A Scottsburg man who had wrecked his car in front of a burgled home on Ray Road on April 23 now faces six charges in Scott Circuit Court, including burglary.
David B. Parks, 24, is charged with a count of Class B felony burglary as well as two Class D felony charges of intimidation, Class B misdemeanors of disorderly conduct and failure to stop after a property damage accident and a Class A misdemeanor charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 May 2011 13:21
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Women’s return to jail based on new charges filed about inmate attack PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Tuesday, 10 May 2011 00:00

A bizarre attack against a fellow female inmate at the Scott County Security Center at the end of December, 2010, has led to several criminal charges being filed against two women this month.
Samantha Williams, 30, Underwood, and Lorria Winchester, 38, are alleged to have attacked the woman, disrobing her in an apparent attempt to find drugs they thought the young woman had smuggled into the jail. Williams was taken into custody on Tuesday, May 10. Winchester was located and arrested on Wednesday, May 11.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 May 2011 12:23
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