17-year-old charged as adult in May shooting pleads guilty PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:33

A teenager who was videoed in a city park shooting a man appeared in Scott Circuit Court on Tuesday morning, August 8, and entered a guilty plea to one of five charges filed against him.

Child molester receives sentence of ten years, sex offender status PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:31

A prison sentence of ten years was handed down on Thursday, August 3, against Halbert Michael Gray, for molesting a child that was in his care.

Crothersville area woman charged with dealing methamphetamine PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 11 August 2017 16:22



A resident of Seymour Road, Crothersville, is being held at the Scott County Security Center in Scottsburg on as charge of Level 4 felony dealing in methamphetamine (meth).

Ashley M. Santiago, 30, was arrested by an officer of the Sheriff’s Department on a warrant dated July 20.

In the probable cause affidavit, Scottsburg Patrolman Troy Ford related that Santiago supposedly sold an “eight ball” of meth weighing 3.9 grams on May 10 in a business parking lot on May 10. The woman also allegedly had baggies of heroin in her possession at the time of the incident.

During her initial court hearing, a jury trial date of October 16 was scheduled on the calendar.

Santiago’s bail was set at $60,000 by corporate surety bond or $6,000 cash.




Scottsburg woman arrested for having syringes, hidden heroin PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 11 August 2017 16:21



A Scottsburg woman was arrested by an Indiana State trooper on Tuesday, August 8, while driving in Scott County on Interstate 65.

Trooper Nathan Abbott stopped the blue van around 2:30 p.m. that Grut was driving northbound near the 29 mile marker because he said the driver had committed a traffic infraction.

Once he had stopped the van, Trp. Abbott deployed his K-9 partner Teague, which alerted that the vehicle could contain controlled substances.

As the van was searched, the officer said used syringes, plastic baggies and other drug-related paraphernalia came to light. Her actions caused the discovery of a quantity of heroin that the woman had apparently hidden in a body cavity. Grut was placed in custody and transported to the Scott County Security Center. The van was impounded.

The ISP news release stated that her charges could include Level 6 felonies of possession of a narcotic drug, maintaining

a common nuisance and unlawful possession of a syringe as well as a misdemeanor charge of possession of a paraphernalia.

Grut was expected to have her initial hearing in Scott Circuit Court and learn her charges on Thursday, August 10.




Scottsburg area resident saved from heroin overdose facing charges PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 11 August 2017 16:19



A man whose life was saved through administration of the antidote Narcan is facing a felony charge in Scott Circuit Court.

Detective Jeremy Arnold with the Sheriff’s Department answered a call for help on July 20. The caller told 9-1-1 dispatchers that a man had been found unresponsive in a car at Pioneer Village. Pioneer Village is a small convenience store at the corner of State Roads 203 and 256 east of Scottsburg.

The man in need of help was identified as Cody A. Deaton, 26, Scottsburg. Deaton was found by Det. Arnold lying on the ground beside a vehicle. Drugs and paraphernalia were seen in the car, including an uncapped loaded syringe, which field-tested positively as heroin.

Narcan was administered to Deaton, who survived.

He is now charged with possession of a narcotic drug, a Level 6 felony. He was ordered held for 15 days without bail. His bail after that period was set at $30,000 by corporate surety bond or $3,000 cash.

Deaton was provided with the services of a public defender. His trial date is scheduled October 16.




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