Officers searching for suspect in shooting of child PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 00:00

Law enforcement officers continue to search for and seek  information about the whereabouts of a man now charged in the shooting of a four-year-old girl.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 08:15
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Scottsburg’s Own Renee Westmoreland will be inducted into Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Induction Class PDF Print E-mail

Loaded with basketball talent and tradition, the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame proudly announces their 2017 women’s induction class, to be honored at the 16th annual Women’s Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 December 2016 06:44
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Early morning accident on Scottsburg west side injures female passenger PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 16:01

A two-vehicle accident that happened just after 12 midnight on Sunday, December 18, injured a female passenger.

Chasity M. Cowan, 24, Austin, was a passenger in a 1992 Honda Accord being driven by Ryan K. Hash, 24, Scottsburg. Scottsburg Patrolman Shawn Hurt learned that Hash had been northbound and exiting the Circle K gas station west of the I-65 interchange.

As he pulled onto State Road 56 West, Hash told the officer that he didn’t see an eastbound 1992 Honda Civic being driven by Lonnie W. White, 57, Scottsburg.

The front of the Accord hit the passenger side of the Civic.

Cowan suffered head pain.

Contributing factors in the accident included failure to yield and the road surface, which was slick with rain and/or sleet.

Ptl. Hurt estimated property damage at up to $5,000. Patrolman Troy Ford assisted him at scene.

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 08:16
 
Free food distribution offered Friday, January 20, at Scottsburg site PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 15:59

 

 

A free monthly food distribution is held each month at The Rock, the Scottsburg First Christian Church shelter house, which is located south of Scottsburg High School on the west side of U.S. Highway 31.

The distribution crew will be ready to serve food on Friday, January 20. Doors will open at 8 a.m. on the designated date.

Starting at that time, persons wishing to receive food can sign in and get a number. That number will be called when that person's turn in the distribution line is available. Hours for the distribution will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon or until supplies are exhausted.

No smoking is allowed in or outside the building. Those needing to smoke must do so in their vehicles. People smoking on the grounds will be asked to leave.

Questions about the distributions should be directed to the Nelson Spaulding Community Clearinghouse by calling 812-752-0123.

 

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Officers searching for suspect charged in shooting of four-year-old child PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 December 2016 15:58

 

 

Law enforcement officers continue to search for and seek information about the whereabouts of a man now charged in the shooting of a four-year-old girl.

Steven A. Cooney, 30, and his son had been living with his girlfriend and her two children in a mobile home park on West York in Austin. The young victim is daughter of the girlfriend, who was at work at the time of the incident. The unemployed Cooney was at home with the three youngsters.

According to statements Cooney provided to Det. Brian Busick of the Indiana State Police, Cooney said that on November 29 he noticed a BB gun in the kitchen and “…decided to have a little fun…” with the two young girls. He said he grabbed the gun, pumped it at least three times and chased the children inside the house and into a bedroom.

When he entered the bedroom, Cooney said he could detect one girl hiding behind a curtain, but he didn’t see the four-year-old. He said he fired the gun into a mattress box spring leaning against the wall to “…unload it.” Cooney allegedly told the officer that he did not think the BB gun’s pellets would travel through the box spring and that this was the only time he had ever fired the gun into a piece of furniture.

One of the pellets which penetrated the mattress struck the child in her left temple. The little girl lost consciousness at the scene, and emergency personnel was called.

The child was admitted at Norton Hospital for Children in Louisville on that date. Det. Busick stated in the probable cause affidavit that, as of December 15, she remains a patient there and was listed in serious condition.

He went on to state that doctors who have examined the child have advised him that the pellet is deeply lodged in the child’s brain and cannot be removed.

On Monday, December 19, Cooney was charged with one count each of Level 3 felony aggravated battery and neglect of a dependent and Level 6 felony criminal recklessness and two counts of Level 5 battery.

Bail has been set at $50,000 by corporate surety bond or $10,000 cash.

According to court documents, a protective order was filed to prevent Cooney from having any contact with the injured child.

 
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