Three recent accidents injure four people Friday and Saturday in Scott County PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:30

Officers with the Scottsburg Police Department and Sheriff’s Department investigated three injury traffic accidents which occurred within 14 hours of each other on Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6.

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Men ‘shadow-boxing,’ harassing customers at local gas station draw police attention PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:30

Two men who said they were “shadow-boxing” while waiting for a girlfriend certainly got more attention than they probably desired on Sunday, July 31, in Scottsburg.

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SHS Warrior Football Begins August 19 at Salem PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 14:01

 

 

The Scottsburg Warrior Football team will be hitting the field for the start of its third season starting Friday, August 19, starting at 7 p.m. as they travel to do battle with the Salem Lions.

This also starts the third season for Scottsburg High School Football Head Coach Kyle Mullins after starting the Warriors off in 2014.

The Warriors were 4-4 for the season last year in non-IHSAA and will be eligible for post-season in 2017 as they will play varsity level in the Mid-Southern Conference as a Class 4-A program.

The past two years has taught the team and Coach Mullins a lot with their schedule, and with this year's schedule about to take place. Scottsburg seems to be on the right track for a successful football program.

Scottsburg's schedule is as follows, all home games will be played at Scottsburg Middle School:

August 12 – Springs Valley (Scrimmage) (away) 7 p.m.

August 19 – Salem (away) 7 p.m.

August 22 – Salem (home) 6 p.m.

August 26 – Rock Creek Academy – (away) 7 p.m.

August 29 – Paoli (away) 6 p.m.

September 2 – Southside Homeschool (Home) 7:30 p.m.

September 3 – Providence (away) 6 p.m.

September 9 – Crawford County (home) 7 p.m.

September 12 – South Decatur – (home) 6 p.m.

September 19 – Brownstown Central (Boys C Game) (home) 6 p.m.

September 23 – Oldenburg Academy (home) 7 p.m

September 26 – West Washington (home) 6 p.m.

September 30 – Manuel (away) 7 p.m.

October 7 – Milan (home) 7 p.m.

October 14 – Silver Creek (home) 7 p.m.

October 17 – Silver Creek (away) 6 p.m.

 

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Alleged dealer, teen friend taken into custody when paraphernalia, drugs found in car PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 13:59

 

An alleged drug dealer and an 18-year-old were taken into custody by Scottsburg police on Wednesday evening, August 3.

Ellis L. Riley, 52, and Jesse Todd Fox, 18, both of Scottsburg, were arrested by Patrolman Troy Ford. The pair were backseat passengers in a green Honda that was stopped for a traffic violation near the corner of Jefferson and South Third Streets in Scottsburg.

The probable cause affidavit stated that Ellis and Fox made “...furtive movements...” in the back seat after the stop was made and had to be told several times to keep their hands in view.

When Ellis was searched, a red container in his back pocket contained 4.35 grams of methamphetamine, the report stated. He was also allegedly had a vial concealed at his belt which contained the illegal homemade drug and a syringe in his rear pocket. His wallet, officers discovered, had several small baggies used by dealers to package narcotics. Among the money Ellis had, police found two marked bills that had been used for “control” purchases by undercover agents.

Fox had a backpack on his lap, which he allowed officers to search. Purported drug paraphernalia located in the backpack included cut straws and a bent spoon. Fox told officers that Riley had handed him the backpack as the car was being stopped. Riley allegedly said the backpack “....might have been his, who knows...”

Fox was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor. The charge was filed in Scott Superior Court, and he appeared for his initial hearing on Friday, August 5.

A not guilty plea was entered for him, with bail set at $5,000 by corporate surety bond or $500 cash. The case was assigned to a public defender with an initial trial date of October 4.

Fox was allowed release on his own recognizance to await that trial.

Ellis remains at the Scott County Security Center on charges of Level 4 and Level 5 felony dealing in methamphetamine, Level 6 felony unlawful possession of a syringe, Class A misdemeanor dealing in a Schedule 4 controlled substance and Class C misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia.

All of those charges were filed in Scott Circuit Court, where Ellis appeared on August 5 for his initial hearing. A preliminary plea of not guilty was entered for him, and bail was set at $25,000 by bond or $5,000 cash.

Ellis' trial date is scheduled November 22. He is being represented by a public defender.

 

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Three recent accidents injure four people Friday and Saturday in Scott County PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 13:57

 

 

Officers with the Scottsburg Police Department and Sheriff's Department investigated three injury traffic accidents which occurred within 14 hours of each other on Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6.

Two accidents in Scottsburg happened nearly within an hour of each other on Friday, records revealed.

The first occurred at 8:41 a.m. on Moonglo Road at Wilson Road. Major Richey Barton and Sgt. Joe Nicholson were dispatched to the site, finding an injured motorcyclist, Bradley S. Williams, 27, Scottsburg, and a Time Warner Cable TV employee, Benjamin W. Brewer, 30, Pekin.

Brewer gave a statement at the scene, saying he was checking overhead cable lines as he traveled east on Moonglo Rd. in his 1999 Chevy Silverado pickup truck when the collision between the 1998 Harley Davidson motorcycle and truck occurred.

Williams was thrown from the cycle, landing off the road in a grassy lot on the roads' northeast corner. He suffered a possible broken pelvis and/or leg and was taken to Scott Memorial Hospital by EMS personnel. It was reported that he was later transported to University of Louisville Hospital, where he underwent surgery the same day.

Contributing factors in the mishap were listed as a failure to yield the right-of-way and improper turning.

Maj. Barton estimated property damage to be up to $10,000.

At 9:39 a.m., Sgt. Nicholson, Major Barton and Patrolman Troy Ford were dispatched to another injury accident, which happened on State Road 56 (West McClain Avenue) at Meridian Street.

In this accident, drivers were Shirley J. Fox, 72, Scottsburg, and semi-tractor-trailer operator Jason E. Rihm, 43, Cambridge City.

Fox was driving a 2004 Chrysler Sebring, which she had brought to a halt at the intersection. She was trying to cross the highway and continue north. Eastbound S.R. 56 was backed up with traffic because of a construction project further east at S.R. 56 and Bond Street.

An eastbound motorist stopped at the scene and gave a statement to Sgt. Nicholson, saying he was trying to tell the woman not to enter the highway because of a westbound semi rig. Fox said she interpreted his motions that the way was clear for her to enter S.R. 56.

The Sebring hit the side of Rihm's cab as Fox attempted to cross the road.

Fox suffered facial pain and was assisted at the scene by Scott County EMS and then taken to Scott Memorial. Rihm was not injured.

Property damage was listed at up to $10,000 from the mishap.

A little under 14 hours later, 12:34 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, an accident happened on State Road 356 south of Scottsburg which sent Deputy Jac Sanders to the site.

There, he found two vehicles severely damaged from a crash, a black 2014 Dodge Dart driven by Shae D. Henson, 18, Scottsburg, and a 2004 Chevy Impala driven by Kaylan E. Hendrix, 28, Lexington.

According to statements made by the drivers, Henson was driving west on S.R. 356 and thought that he had time to turn into a driveway at 6553 East S.R. 356.

Unfortunately, he did not. When he turned left in front of the Impala, it struck the Dart. Both cars bounced off the highway from the impact. Deputy Sanders noted in his report that Henson had suffered both head and arm wounds in the mishap, but he refused treatment by Scott County EMS technicians at the scene. Hendrix had an ankle injury and was transported to Scott Memorial Hospital by the ambulance crew.

While the injured were being treated, the Impala caught fire. Deputy Sanders used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Property damage was estimated at up to $25,000.

 

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