Operation Dire Straits continues: Four more arrested before drugs exchanged PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 February 2016 15:23


Add four more names to those arrested in connection with drug dealing, thanks to law enforcement agencies connected to the Scott County sweep, Operation Dire Straits, which began February 5.

On Tuesday afternoon, February 9, on Interstate 65 in Clark County, Indiana State Police Trooper Mark LaMaster stopped a southbound Chevy Malibu being driven by a woman, Tabatha M. Donahay, 29, at the 5.2 mile marker Her passenger was Kevin C. Lucas, 40. Both gave Scottsburg addresses to the officer.

Sensing the pair was acting suspiciously, Trp. LaMaster called for assistance, and Trp. Nathan Abbott and his drug detection dog, K-9 Teague, arrived and took a walk around the Malibu. When Teague gave a positive alert to the possible presence of drugs inside the vehicle, the officers asked Lucas if the pair had anything illegal in the car. Lucas reportedly replied, “Meth, heroin, marijuana.”

Those drugs and nearly $5,000 in cash were reported discovered as well as drug paraphernalia commonly used to sell drugs.

Officers investigating this incident learned that another Jeffersonville couple was enroute to meet Donahay and Lucas for a drug transaction in Clarksville.

ISP troopers and a Clark County deputy found the other couple traveling on Lewis and Clark Highway. They were identified as Nicole R. Turner, 26, and Denzel L. Ewing, 21. Approximately 4.5 ounces of methamphetamine and four grams of heroin were located in the car, and the pair was arrested.

Preliminary charges against Lucas in Clark County included dealing and possession of methamphetamine, dealing and possession of heroin and possession of marijuana. Charges against Donahay at that time included dealing and possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance.

Turner and Ewing were taken into custody on preliminary charges of dealing and possession of meth and maintaining a common nuisance.

In total, the seized drugs, all of which were reportedly scheduled to be sold in Scott County, had a street value of around $10,000.

Husband arrested for battery after stabbing father-in-law in eye with candy cane PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 February 2016 15:15


The son-in-law of a man seriously injured when stabbed in the eye with a plastic candy cane is now awaiting trial on Level 5 felony battery causing serious bodily harm.

Dustin R. Waggoner, 34, Underwood, had gone with his wife to the Scottsburg apartment of his father-in-law, Greg Duke, 51, on Sunday. A statement taken from the daughter related that the three were drinking there,

When Duke argued with the couple, Waggoner went outside. As his daughter began to leave, Duke allegedly struck her in the mouth. She told the officer that Waggoner approached the apartment door, but she said she tried to keep the two apart and shoved her father away. Her father then allegedly struck her again, and Waggoner purportedly threw a child's bicycle at his father-in-law.

The woman, who had been in a crouch, said her father was still fighting but “...all of sudden quit.” She said she looked up at her father, and Duke was bleeding from his left eye. She said Duke yelled that Waggoner had stabbed him in the eye. The weapon was an outdoor Christmas decoration, a plastic candy cane.

When Patrolman L. Travis Rutherford arrived at the scene on York Road, Duke was in the apartment's doorway being helped by Scott County EMS technicians. Waggoner was outside on the sidewalk near a broken candy cane.

The victim twice told the Scottsburg officer that his son-in-law had stabbed him.

Duke's eye wound continued to bleed, Ptl. Rutherford noted in his report. The victim smelled of alcohol, and, when Ptl. Rutherford asked, Duke reportedly said he'd had a lot to drink. After examining him, an EMS technician advised that a portion of the cane was still in Duke's eye and that they would be transporting him directly to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment.

Waggoner was taken into custody. He appeared in Scott Circuit Court on Tuesday, February 9, where a not guilty plea was entered for him.

His case was assigned to a public defender, and bail was set at $25,000 by corporate surety bond or $5,000 cash. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim.

Waggoner's trial has been initially set for July 12.

Duke was charged February 11 in Scott Superior Court with misdemeanor battery for allegedly striking his daughter. He filed a $1,000 cash bond on Friday, February 12, and his initial hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, February 16.


Student musicians take Gold PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 February 2016 09:20

The Charlestown Band of Pirates competed in the ISSMA District Solo and Ensemble event on Saturday, January 30, at Floyd Central High School. The student musicians were judged on tone quality, technique, rhythmic and note accuracy, dynamics, musicianship and decorum. The following Charlestown musicians earned the Gold award, the highest award available.

Governor Pence Statement on Arrests of Suspected Drug Dealers in Scott County on Friday, Feb. 5 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 February 2016 09:17

Governor Mike Pence issued the following statement regarding the coordinated, multi-agency effort to arrest suspected drug dealers in Scott County on Friday, February 5.

Another arrest made in the Reynolds muder case PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 February 2016 10:25

Amaris Bunyard

February 3, 2016: Detectives with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Indiana State Police arrested Amaris Rose Bunyard (19) Clarksville, in connection with the murder of Bill A. Reynolds.

On September 27, 2015, Bill A. Reynolds was discovered deceased, lying in his driveway on Slate Ford Road in Scott County, prompting authorities to initiate an investigation surrounding his death.

During the investigation, three (3) individuals were arrested and charged with Reynolds’s murder, including: Kerry Ray Heald (22) Clarksville, Jacob Wayne Mathis (21) Clarksville and Johnetta Ruth Hall (42) Lexington. All are being held at the Scott County Security Center without bond.

Sheriff Mc Clain expressed that he was pleased with the progression of the investigation and continued to offer his condolences to Reynolds’s family and friends

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