T-shirt tussle, a ‘dashing’ suspect and true love gone wrong keep police busy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Thursday, 22 June 2017 15:05


Three odd, isolated incidents since June 8 led to several arrests and a bit of head scratching by observers pondering the weaknesses of the human race.

Just after 1 a.m. on June 8, Scottsburg police were called to the downtown area about a fight between two subjects.

Patrolmen Shawn Hurt and Troy Ford responded, driving to the site on the west side of the square. There, they found the combatants, identified as Shadow L. Parmley, 24, and Grant L. Menzies, 39, a visitor from Nagadoches, Tx., and the two men’s girlfriends.

Parmley said he had no idea what started the melee. One of the women, Victoria C. Bartholomew, 22, Lexington, said she was Menzies’ girlfriend. She said Parmley walked over to Menzies and made a comment about Menzies’ t-shirt. She said she started arguing with Parmley and then Parmley hit her. In his defense, Parmley gave a statement saying he “…pushed her back…” two or three times.

Getting a statement from Parmley’s girlfriend compounded the situation. The woman said she had come to the square to get Parmley. When she pulled up, Menzies had Parmley on the ground and was hitting him, she advised. The woman added that Bartholomew was kicking Parmley.

Additionally, Bartholomew told the officers that Parmley had taken her purse. Parmley had no purse in his possession nor was one found in the area, officers confirmed.

Long story short, Parmley, Menzies and Bartholomew were placed in custody and taken the brief distance to the Scott County Security Center, where they cooled their heels overnight.

All of them were in Circuit Court on June 9 before Judge Jason Mount. Mount allowed Menzies and Bartholomew to enter into pre-trial diversion agreements. If they can stay out of trouble, their charges of misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct will be dropped on June 11, 2018.

Parmley also had misdemeanor charges, two of battery and one of disorderly conduct. His bond was reduced from $10,000 by corporate surety bond or $1,000 cash to $500 cash, and he was given a bench trial date of August 8. Parmley was released that same day on cash bail.

All of the defendants were ordered to stay away from the downtown area. Menzies and Bartholomew were ordered to stay away from Parmley; Parmley was directed to stay away from the couple.

Menzies reportedly told several people he was headed back to Texas.

Sgt. Brian Hall got a challenge on Saturday, June 10, that proved he is in pretty good physical shape.

Around 3:30 p.m., he and Scottsburg Patrolman Travis Rutherford were dispatched to one of the motels on the west side of the interstate because a man for whom officers had been looking had just arrived there.

The suspect identified himself to Ptl. Rutherford as a James Bowman, but he said he did not have identification with him. When Sgt. Hall patted down the subject, he said he found the man’s driver license, which identified him as the wanted subject, Evan James Joel Hensley, 29, Anderson.

When Sgt. Hall started asking Hensley why he said he didn’t have identification, Hensley apparently responded by running away.

Hensley, with Hall on his heels, fled west from the Quality Inn through the Hampton Inn property and parking lots at Roadhouse USA and Pizza Hut. Hensley then crossed State Road 56, notably during one of the busiest times of the day. Hall stayed with him.

When they reached the Arby’s property on the north side, Sgt. Hall told the suspect that he was going to use his electric stun gun on him if he did not stop. Hensley apparently didn’t heed that warning, and the officer applied the weapon, which did stop him.

During a pat-down of Hensley, Sgt. Hall said two syringes were found in his pocket.

Hensley is now charged with unlawful possession of a syringe, a Level 6 felony, and misdemeanor false informing and resisting law enforcement. He is being held in lieu of a $25,000 corporate surety bond or $2,500 cash bail. His jury date is September 11.

A probable ex-girlfriend and ex-boyfriend were both charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief after an incident on Sunday, June 11, in Austin.

Major Donald Spicer was dispatched to a Rural Street residence to talk to a young woman, identified as Jaylie Hurtt, 18, Seymour. Hurtt said her boyfriend, Alex Baker, 22, Austin, had cracked the windshield of her car by throwing a concrete block at it.

When he talked to Baker, the officer said he was told by Baker that Hurtt had stabbed his truck tires before he threw the block at the windshield. Hurtt reportedly agreed that she had damaged Baker’s tires and showed the officer a hole the knife had made in one of them.

For their efforts, each now faces a bench trial. Baker’s date is August 8. Judge Mount allowed the bail to be reduced to $500 cash, and Baker was released on a previously posted bond.

Hurtt appeared in court on Thursday, June 15, for her initial hearing on the charge. She too was assigned a bench trial date of August 8. She had been released on bond on June 14.


Huge Upgrade Has Taken Place at Scott County Fairgrounds – County Makes Investment in Our Local Youth PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Thursday, 22 June 2017 14:59



WOW, has everyone heard of all the amazing opportunities that are coming our way at this year’s 2017 Fair?

Earlier in the year, the Scott County Council and the Scott County Visitors Commission gave $120,000 to the Scott County Fair Board to help refurbish the local fair grounds. Additionally, the 4-H community and local businesses donated over $20,000 to the cause. That is a huge investment by our local community toward our county fairgrounds, which in turns supports our local 4-H youth.

The following is a summary of just some of the improvements that these investments have made, along with a number of 4-H changes/responses that you’ll want to prepare for when you come to the fair:

In the Horse Arena there has been new drainage established and more sand and tile has been laid to help with better footing.

The 4-H building that displays all of our non-animal projects received $27,000 in repairs, which includes a new roof, siding and doors.

As of this year, the Extension Homemakers will now house the Open Class items in that building along with our 4-H projects. So when you come you will see 4-H projects down one side of the building and Open Class down the other side.

PLEASE NOTE: When you bring your things to check-in, the 4-H community will check-in at the front of the building the same as in years past and the Open Class will check-in at the back.

If you have not registered your fair item in Fair Entry yet, please contact the Extension Office right away.

There is a brand new $47,000 Small Animal Barn.

This year we are expecting approx. 45 youth with over 70 birds, and over 50 youth with over 70 rabbits.

We’re also expecting approx. 117 goats and 52 sheep this year, so you’ll most likely be seeing some goats in the new Small Animal Barn as well.

In the Cattle Barn we are expecting about 25 head of cattle this year. However, as a new addition to that barn you’ll also be seeing approx. 10 alpacas as well.

Unfortunately, this addition will lessen the historical space that has afforded Cattle Barn members with space for many extra items. Therefore, PLEASE NOTE that although there is still ample room for all our 4-H project members and their livestock, there will be less space afforded to cattle project member’s extra items than in years past.

DON’T FORGET: All animals must be on the fairgrounds by noon on Sunday.

And PLEASE… take time out and thank our Scott County Commissioners, Council Members and Fair Board Members. Without their help, we wouldn’t have so much great news to share!

Pair wanted on warrants for allegedly selling drug look-alike substances PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 08:10

Two local men are being sought on a Level 5 felony charge of dealing in a look-alike substance by law enforcement agencies.

Reserve officer, passenger injured in recent motorcycle crash on country road PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 08:09

An Austin reserve officer and his passenger were reported as slightly injured in a motorcycle crash on Little York Road recently.

Huge Upgrade Has Taken Place at Scott County Fairgrounds – County Makes Investment in Our Local Youth PDF Print E-mail

WOW, has everyone heard of all the amazing opportunities that are coming our way at this year’s 2017 Fair?

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