Couple’s nap in middle of Webster Road results in their arrests on drug charges PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 May 2016 07:52

A car stopped in the middle of Webster Road near Blocher on Monday, April 25, raised the worries of passers-by in the area, and deputies were dispatched to investigate the unusual incident.

May 9 first rabies prevention clinic for cats, dogs at Hardy Lake shelter house PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 May 2016 11:39



Any pet owner can obtained a low-cost rabies vaccination for his animal during the series of rabies prevention clinics scheduled in Scott County starting Monday, May 9.

Dogs and cats can be taken to any of the following clinics and be immunized against the fatal disease for a cost of $11 per animal. Clinics planned will operate starting at 7:30 p.m. at the designated sites. Those include:

Monday, May 9: Hardy Lake shelter house overlooking the beach.

•Tuesday, May 10: Bethel Baptist Church, 3816 West Leota Road, Leota.

•Wednesday, May 11: Behind Austin Upper Elementary School at covered walkway near the Rigel Gym, U.S. Highway 31 South, Austin.

•Thursday, May 12: Lexington Volunteer Fire Department, 8060 East Main Street (State Road 356).

•Tuesday, May 17: Scott County Animal Shelter at the corner of North Fourth and Montgomery Streets, Scottsburg.

•Wednesday, May 18: Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 375 S.R. 356, Vienna.

All dogs and cats three months or older which are immunized will receive a tag and certificate of vaccination.

The clinics are being sponsored by the Scott County Health Department with the cooperation of the Sheriff's Department, City of Scottsburg and City of Austin.

By vaccinating their pets, owners are observing the 1961 legislative act making it unlawful to harbor a dog or cat which is not immunized against rabies.

This law also requires pet owners to keep their dogs and cats confined or under their direct control. The law further makes it punishable by fine for anyone to willfully abandon any dog or cat on a public highway or on the property of others.

Dogs and cats found running at large in Scott County may be picked up and taken to the Animal Shelter in Scottsburg at any time as directed in Scott County Ordinance 1955-5.




Two women reported injured in car accidents as month of April closes PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 May 2016 11:38
Two women were hurt in accidents occurring on April 27 and 28 , the first in Scottsburg and the second on State Road 56 east of the city.
Sheena J. Sutton, 34, Austin, was a passenger in a 2002 Chevy Cavalier being driven by Jimmy L. White, 33, Austin, on Wednesday, April 27.
The couple were headed east on State Road 56 West near the road's intersection with Honeyrun Parkway. White purportedly told Sgt. Rodney Watts after the mishap that he had attempted a U-turn just before 2:30 p.m., but he said he didn't see a 2009 Hyundai Elantra coming east in the left lane. He made the U-turn, and the collision occurred.
Sutton suffered neck pain at the scene and was transported by Scott County EMS to Scott Memorial Hospital for treatment.
White was cited for improper turning.
Property damage was estimated at up to $5,000.
Just before 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, a Scottsburg woman said she attempted a lefthand turn off S.R. 56 East onto State Road 3 in her 2000 Pontiac Forebird and the car failed to respond. The woman said the failure wasn't the first she'd experienced in the car.
Shirley L. Fulkerson, 40, wound up parallel with S.R. 56 opposite S.R. 3 in a ditch. She experienced chest pain after the mishap. Scott County EMS technicians assisted her at the scene.
Deputy Rodney Rudder was assisted at the scene by Detective Rick Barrett.
Property damage was estimated at up to $10,000.
Charges of intimidation and obstruction filed against angry husband PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 May 2016 11:36

A Crothersville area resident charged with dealing in marijuana in 2015 now has two new charges based on an incident that allegedly occurred April 21.
Reportedly, Michael D. Begley, 36, advised a purported witness in the 2015 criminal case that if his June 16 trial date wasn't “dropped,” he would kill the witness.
Begley allegedly went to the witness's home on the morning of April 21 and told the person, “My court date in June better be dropped or I am coming back to blow your head off.” The witness said Begley walked back to a small black car parked in the driveway and left.
The incident report was given to Sgt. Jerry Goodin of the Sellersburg Indiana State Police post. Sgt. Goodin went to the home of a relative of Begley's, but he was not there. He obtained the man's cell phone number and called him, leaving a voice message that he should return the call.
By the next day, Begley was back in jail, and the new Level 6 felony charges of intimidation and obstruction of justice had been filed against him in Scott Superior Court by the Prosecutor's Office.
His initial hearing was held on Monday, April 25. A preliminary plea of not guilty was entered for Begley, and bail was set at $50,000 by corporate surety bond or 10% cash. Bail terms also included a court order to stay away from the alleged victim. A jury trial date of July 28 was scheduled on the court's calendar, and a public defender was appointed to the case.
His earlier charge of dealing in marijuana still has a June 16 trial date assigned to it, but Begley was to be back in the courtroom on May 2 on a state petition to revoke his $1,000 cash bail filed last September in the earlier case.
Begley remains incarcerated at the Scott County Security Center.

Couple's nap in middle of Webster Road results in their arrests on drug charges PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 May 2016 11:33

A car stopped in the middle of Webster Road near Blocher on Monday, April 25, raised the worries of passers-by in the area, and deputies were dispatched to investigate the unusual incident.
Chief Deputy Don Campbell and Deputy Rodney Rudder answered the call and sped to the scene, finding a dark-colored car in the middle of the road with what appeared to be two individuals asleep inside.
It was after dark, so Chief Deputy Campbell left his headlights on, shining into the parked car. Neither of the occupants woke up. In fact, the chief deputy had to knock on the driver's side window and yell before the man woke up.
James Kennedy, 31, Scottsburg, eventually identified himself, replying to Campbell's query about if Kennedy knew where he was by saying, “Yes, I am right here.” The man did not know the name of the road but told the officers that he was waiting on a friend.
Kennedy stepped out of the vehicle when asked to do so by Chief Deputy Campbell. He also told the officer that he had a glass pipe and a knife in a pocket. Those items were removed and Kennedy was placed in handcuffs.
Deputy Rudder asked the now-awakened woman to get out of the car. She complied, identifying herself as Heather J. Albertson, 30, Salem. As she got out, the deputy said he saw something protruding from a pocket of her hoodie. The item turned out to be a loaded hypodermic syringe. Albertson did not have a needle exchange card identifying her as a participant in that program. She was also placed in handcuffs.
Deputy Rudder transported the woman to jail in Scottsburg, while Chief Deputy Campbell waited with Kennedy for a wrecker service to transport the impounded car. Once the car was removed, he took Kennedy to the Scott County Security Center as well since the contents of Kennedy's glass pipe tested positively for methamphetamine.
At the county jail, jailers reported they found a total of ten syringes among Albertson's belongings as well as two glass pipes, a spoon, four pills which proved to be the legend drug Promethazine. A legend drug requires a prescription. Six pieces of a Alprazolam pill were also located, a controlled substance.
Albertson's charges include Level 6 felonies of unlawful possession of a hypodermic syringe and possession of a legend drug, a Class A misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance and a Class C misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Kennedy's charges include possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony, and the Class C misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia.
All were filed in Scott Superior Court.
At their initial hearings on Wednesday morning, April 27, preliminary pleas of not guilty were entered for them, and each was assigned an initial jury trial date of August 1. Public defenders were appointed to their cases.
Bail for each was originally set for $15,000 by corporate surety bond or $1,500 cash, but Albertson was granted a reduction in bail to $5,000 by bond or $500 cash.

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