Four individuals face drug-related charges filed recently in Scott Circuit Court PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 November 2016 16:20



Charges have recently been filed in Scott Circuit Court against four individuals involving drugs.

David A. Zollman, 25, Scottsburg, was formally charged on November 4 with Level 5 felony dealing in methamphetamine.

Mary Nichols, 28, and Dustin R. Rider, 32, Scottsburg, are being charged with Level 4 felony dealing in a narcotic drug and Level 6 felony maintaining a common nuisance.

Willie J. Combs, 49, Austin, is facing a dealing in a narcotic drug charge, a Level 5 felony.

In Zollman’s case, the probable cause affidavit related how Scottsburg patrolman Troy Ford and Sgt./Detective Steven Herald arranged for an undercover drug purchase from Zollman on November 2. Zollman’s apparent girlfriend, Brittany N. Coomer, 26, and the woman’s two-year-old toddler were also in the home on Curtsinger Drive when the drug methamphetamine was purportedly purchased.

Coomer was also taken into custody that date, and she now has six charges against her in Superior Court. Those include possession of a narcotic drug, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of meth, and possession of a Schedule 1-4 controlled substance, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Zollman also has Superior Court charges, which include Level 6 felony possession of meth and unlawful possession of a syringe, and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

He appeared in both courts for initial hearings on November 7. In the Circuit Court case, he was assigned an initial jury trial date of April 4, 2017. Bail was set at $25,000 by corporate surety bond or $5,000 cash. In Superior Court, he was assigned a public defender and a jury trial date of February 23. Bail in that case is set at $45,000 by bond or $4,500 cash.

Coomer was released on November 16 after $4,500 cash bail was filed for her.

Her jury trial was scheduled February 23. A public defender has been assigned to the case.

Nichols and Rider listed the same address, 615 Lakeshore Drive. Reportedly, an undercover drug purchase was made in the early afternoon on September 28 at their residence. Ten Hydrocodone pills were obtained in the buy, the affidavit stated. Allegedly, the couple obtained the Schedule 2 controlled substance from a prescription meant for Rider’s grandfather. The elderly man was seen on the residence’s porch during the transaction.

The two cases were filed November 10 with both defendants having their initial hearings that same day. Bail for each was set at $75,000 by surety bond or $15,000 cash. They also were each appointed public defenders.

Rider received an initial jury trial date of January 17 through his request for a fast and speedy trial. His attorney also filed a motion to reduce his bail; earlier this past week, no date had been set for that motion to be argued.

Nichols’ jury trial date is March 28.

The arrest of Willie Combs occurred after Scottsburg Ptl. Ford received a report of drugs being sold at Combs’ residence on Paulanna Ave. Ptl. Ford, Det. Herald, Officer Eric Mills of the Salem department, Austin Chief Robert Gudgel, Major Donald Spicer, and reserve officers Mike Tscheulin, Raymond Richie, Daniel Morris, Delmar Coomer and Bobby Cravens were involved in the case.

An undercover purchase of Oxymorphone was reportedly made from Combs on November 1, with charges filed November 9.

Combs was in court for his initial hearing on November 10. Bail was set at $50,000 by surety bond or $10,000 cash.

An initial jury trial date of March 28 was scheduled, and a public defender was appointed to the case.




Scott County follows state and national trends by selecting Trump over Clinton PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 16:05

Scott County went in a big way for Republican candidate Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 General Election on November 8.

Two Republicans come up with big wins on county level in political contests PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 16:04

Republicans went 50-50 on Tuesday, November 8. Of four contests in county-wide political races, two resulted in Republican victories in the 2016 General Election.

Warrant Services get More Criminals off Streets PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 November 2016 15:11

Clark and Scott Counties-Over the last couple of days, troopers and a detective from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg made arrests on outstanding arrest warrants. The first arrest came on Monday, when troopers and an Indiana State Police K-9, went to Mt. Zion Road in Henryville, to serve two Scott County Arrest Warrants on Michael A. Nasby, 32, from Henryville, IN. He was wanted for Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony and Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor. Living with Michael Nasby was Sally Stepp, also from Henryville.  Sally Stepp was wanted on an outstanding warrant from Scott County for being a Habitual Traffic Violator, Felony. When troopers arrived at the residence on Mt. Zion road, one of the troopers, trooper Matt Busick, saw and recognized Michael Nasby inside of the trailer.  When troopers requested him to come out of the trailer, Nasby stated he would not come out. Trooper Nathan Abbott, also on the scene, released his K-9, Teague through a window of the home. As Teague entered the residence, Michael Nasby fled out of the front door and was taken into custody. Sally Stepp initially refused to exit the trailer but, a few minutes later she allowed officers to take her into custody also.

Both, Nasby and Stepp were taken to the Clark County Jail and incarcerated with the additional charge of Resisting Law Enforcement, Misdemeanor.   

The next arrest came yesterday, when detective David Mitchell from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg, arrested Heathe L. Barnes, 23, from North Jeffrey Street in rural Scott County.  An arrest warrant was issued out of Scott County after an investigation by the Indiana State Police was completed. The warrant was for the charges of Child Molesting; three counts, all Felonies. Heathe L. Barnes had allegedly had inappropriate contact with a minor.   

Officers received information from a tip line that Heath Barnes was residing at a residence located on North Jeffrey Street in rural Scott County. Officers went to the residence and upon arrival; Heathe Barnes attempted to hide from them in the attic of the home. Officers were able to talk Heathe Barnes down from the attic and he was arrested and transported to the Scott County Jail.   

State Police Officers were assisted by the Clark County Sheriff's Department and the Scott County Sheriff's Department

Get out and rake those leaves! Cities' free leaf pickups begin on November 14 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 November 2016 14:40



It's never too early to rake those falling autumn leaves, is it?

Local property owners are being urged to prepare for free leaf pick-ups beginning on Monday, November 14, in both Austin and Scottsburg. And preparation will require some raking.

City crews and their vacuum trucks will make the rounds, collecting all leaves swept to the curb. Employees are not allowed on private property, so any leaves not at curbside cannot be picked up.

City officials are also asking residents to not co-mingle branches, yard waste and trash with leaves, either. Such items can cause equipment breakdowns and/or injure city employees. They also ask residents to get leaves out of ditches and off drain covers so that rainwater will flow properly.

Leaves are not to be placed in bags. Bagged leaves will not be picked up by crews.

In Scottsburg, two street crews will start that day on the east side of Scottsburg and north of State Road 56 (McClain Avenue) and work their way north.

From Scott Memorial Hospital, the crews will work back down the west side of U.S. Highway 31 (Gardner Street), until they reach S.R. 56. From there, they will start on the south side of S.R. 56 and the west side of U.S. 31 to the Scott County Fairgrounds.

Reaching that destination, both trucks will then run together back up S.R. 56. This route will be worked two times, said Applegate.

In Austin, sanitation and street staff will cover every street in Austin once following the normal trash pick-up schedule. This may take several days to finish, so residents are asked to be patient.

Those who miss the Austin leaf collection should bag their leaves, and they will be picked up along with regular trash.

Anyone with questions about the Scottsburg plan is welcome to call the Scottsburg Mayor's Office at 812-752-3169.

Austin residents can call the Austin Mayor's Office at 812-794-6466 with their questions.



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