Charges of intimidation and obstruction filed against angry husband PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 May 2016 11:36

A Crothersville area resident charged with dealing in marijuana in 2015 now has two new charges based on an incident that allegedly occurred April 21.
Reportedly, Michael D. Begley, 36, advised a purported witness in the 2015 criminal case that if his June 16 trial date wasn't “dropped,” he would kill the witness.
Begley allegedly went to the witness's home on the morning of April 21 and told the person, “My court date in June better be dropped or I am coming back to blow your head off.” The witness said Begley walked back to a small black car parked in the driveway and left.
The incident report was given to Sgt. Jerry Goodin of the Sellersburg Indiana State Police post. Sgt. Goodin went to the home of a relative of Begley's, but he was not there. He obtained the man's cell phone number and called him, leaving a voice message that he should return the call.
By the next day, Begley was back in jail, and the new Level 6 felony charges of intimidation and obstruction of justice had been filed against him in Scott Superior Court by the Prosecutor's Office.
His initial hearing was held on Monday, April 25. A preliminary plea of not guilty was entered for Begley, and bail was set at $50,000 by corporate surety bond or 10% cash. Bail terms also included a court order to stay away from the alleged victim. A jury trial date of July 28 was scheduled on the court's calendar, and a public defender was appointed to the case.
His earlier charge of dealing in marijuana still has a June 16 trial date assigned to it, but Begley was to be back in the courtroom on May 2 on a state petition to revoke his $1,000 cash bail filed last September in the earlier case.
Begley remains incarcerated at the Scott County Security Center.

Couple's nap in middle of Webster Road results in their arrests on drug charges PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 May 2016 11:33

A car stopped in the middle of Webster Road near Blocher on Monday, April 25, raised the worries of passers-by in the area, and deputies were dispatched to investigate the unusual incident.
Chief Deputy Don Campbell and Deputy Rodney Rudder answered the call and sped to the scene, finding a dark-colored car in the middle of the road with what appeared to be two individuals asleep inside.
It was after dark, so Chief Deputy Campbell left his headlights on, shining into the parked car. Neither of the occupants woke up. In fact, the chief deputy had to knock on the driver's side window and yell before the man woke up.
James Kennedy, 31, Scottsburg, eventually identified himself, replying to Campbell's query about if Kennedy knew where he was by saying, “Yes, I am right here.” The man did not know the name of the road but told the officers that he was waiting on a friend.
Kennedy stepped out of the vehicle when asked to do so by Chief Deputy Campbell. He also told the officer that he had a glass pipe and a knife in a pocket. Those items were removed and Kennedy was placed in handcuffs.
Deputy Rudder asked the now-awakened woman to get out of the car. She complied, identifying herself as Heather J. Albertson, 30, Salem. As she got out, the deputy said he saw something protruding from a pocket of her hoodie. The item turned out to be a loaded hypodermic syringe. Albertson did not have a needle exchange card identifying her as a participant in that program. She was also placed in handcuffs.
Deputy Rudder transported the woman to jail in Scottsburg, while Chief Deputy Campbell waited with Kennedy for a wrecker service to transport the impounded car. Once the car was removed, he took Kennedy to the Scott County Security Center as well since the contents of Kennedy's glass pipe tested positively for methamphetamine.
At the county jail, jailers reported they found a total of ten syringes among Albertson's belongings as well as two glass pipes, a spoon, four pills which proved to be the legend drug Promethazine. A legend drug requires a prescription. Six pieces of a Alprazolam pill were also located, a controlled substance.
Albertson's charges include Level 6 felonies of unlawful possession of a hypodermic syringe and possession of a legend drug, a Class A misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance and a Class C misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Kennedy's charges include possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony, and the Class C misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia.
All were filed in Scott Superior Court.
At their initial hearings on Wednesday morning, April 27, preliminary pleas of not guilty were entered for them, and each was assigned an initial jury trial date of August 1. Public defenders were appointed to their cases.
Bail for each was originally set for $15,000 by corporate surety bond or $1,500 cash, but Albertson was granted a reduction in bail to $5,000 by bond or $500 cash.

Candidates in several party races will be decided during May 3 primary election PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 April 2016 05:26

Voters in Indiana have sat on the sidelines since January, watching results of primary elections and party caucuses in other states whittle down potential Presidential candidates.

Women from Salem and Columbus among recent drug-related arrests recorded PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 April 2016 05:25

Two women, one from Salem and a second from Columbus, were among people recently arrested for drug-related offenses.

SR 356 Bridge To Close For Up To 120 Days Starting Monday PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 25 April 2016 14:03

SCOTT COUNTY, Ind.—State Road 356’s bridge over Woods Fork Creek northeast of Lexington is scheduled to close next Monday (MAY 2) for up to 120 days. Indiana Department of Transportation plans call for demolishing the existing bridge—located 3.13 miles east of S.R. 203 in Scott County—and replacing it with a new 105-foot single-span structure.

A state highway detour will route motorists around the closure site via S.R. 62, S.R. 56 and S.R. 203.

South Hardy Mill Road will also close next Monday at its intersection with S.R. 356 near the bridge.

McAlister Excavating is INDOT’s contractor for this $1,017,814 bridge replacement project.

The Patriot-Indiana contractor is charged with building a new composite pre-stressed concrete bulb-T beam bridge measuring 31½ feet side-to-side. This wider width will accommodate two 11-foot lanes with 4½-foot shoulders.

The state’s contract calls for bridge and roads to reopen by mid-November.

Traffic count for S.R. 356 is 470 vehicles per day.

Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone. For highway information, monitor social media sites: and Twitter @INDOTSoutheast.  Subscribe to receive text and email alerts at

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