Husband arrested for battery after stabbing father-in-law in eye with candy cane PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 February 2016 15:15


The son-in-law of a man seriously injured when stabbed in the eye with a plastic candy cane is now awaiting trial on Level 5 felony battery causing serious bodily harm.

Dustin R. Waggoner, 34, Underwood, had gone with his wife to the Scottsburg apartment of his father-in-law, Greg Duke, 51, on Sunday. A statement taken from the daughter related that the three were drinking there,

When Duke argued with the couple, Waggoner went outside. As his daughter began to leave, Duke allegedly struck her in the mouth. She told the officer that Waggoner approached the apartment door, but she said she tried to keep the two apart and shoved her father away. Her father then allegedly struck her again, and Waggoner purportedly threw a child's bicycle at his father-in-law.

The woman, who had been in a crouch, said her father was still fighting but “...all of sudden quit.” She said she looked up at her father, and Duke was bleeding from his left eye. She said Duke yelled that Waggoner had stabbed him in the eye. The weapon was an outdoor Christmas decoration, a plastic candy cane.

When Patrolman L. Travis Rutherford arrived at the scene on York Road, Duke was in the apartment's doorway being helped by Scott County EMS technicians. Waggoner was outside on the sidewalk near a broken candy cane.

The victim twice told the Scottsburg officer that his son-in-law had stabbed him.

Duke's eye wound continued to bleed, Ptl. Rutherford noted in his report. The victim smelled of alcohol, and, when Ptl. Rutherford asked, Duke reportedly said he'd had a lot to drink. After examining him, an EMS technician advised that a portion of the cane was still in Duke's eye and that they would be transporting him directly to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment.

Waggoner was taken into custody. He appeared in Scott Circuit Court on Tuesday, February 9, where a not guilty plea was entered for him.

His case was assigned to a public defender, and bail was set at $25,000 by corporate surety bond or $5,000 cash. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim.

Waggoner's trial has been initially set for July 12.

Duke was charged February 11 in Scott Superior Court with misdemeanor battery for allegedly striking his daughter. He filed a $1,000 cash bond on Friday, February 12, and his initial hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, February 16.


Student musicians take Gold PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 09:20

The Charlestown Band of Pirates competed in the ISSMA District Solo and Ensemble event on Saturday, January 30, at Floyd Central High School. The student musicians were judged on tone quality, technique, rhythmic and note accuracy, dynamics, musicianship and decorum. The following Charlestown musicians earned the Gold award, the highest award available.

Governor Pence Statement on Arrests of Suspected Drug Dealers in Scott County on Friday, Feb. 5 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 February 2016 09:17

Governor Mike Pence issued the following statement regarding the coordinated, multi-agency effort to arrest suspected drug dealers in Scott County on Friday, February 5.

Another arrest made in the Reynolds muder case PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Thursday, 04 February 2016 10:25

Amaris Bunyard

February 3, 2016: Detectives with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Indiana State Police arrested Amaris Rose Bunyard (19) Clarksville, in connection with the murder of Bill A. Reynolds.

On September 27, 2015, Bill A. Reynolds was discovered deceased, lying in his driveway on Slate Ford Road in Scott County, prompting authorities to initiate an investigation surrounding his death.

During the investigation, three (3) individuals were arrested and charged with Reynolds’s murder, including: Kerry Ray Heald (22) Clarksville, Jacob Wayne Mathis (21) Clarksville and Johnetta Ruth Hall (42) Lexington. All are being held at the Scott County Security Center without bond.

Sheriff Mc Clain expressed that he was pleased with the progression of the investigation and continued to offer his condolences to Reynolds’s family and friends

Woman's false information raises questions; drugs found in purse by K-9 detection PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 13:42


A patrolling deputy and his K-9 partner teamed up to make a drug-related arrest on January 19, Scott Circuit Court records revealed.

Deputy Shawn Mayer and his canine partner Arina were coming back from a call on Cutshall Road. Traveling in front of him was a black Jeep. When he called for a check on the license plate displayed on its rear bumper, Deputy Mayer learned the vehicle did not match the plate number.

He pulled the Jeep over on the shoulder of Slab Road near Cutshall Road and requested assistance. Deputy Jac Sanders arrived on the scene.

Deputy Mayer asked the driver for identification. Watson produced his driver's license but gave no information on the vehicle. When his female passenger was asked for identification, the young woman told the officer she had none with her. She gave her name as Lauren Ray.

Dispatchers readily came up with information on Watson but could obtain none for Ray. The woman eventually gave her correct name, Lauren Rae Freeze, 28, Austin. She was ordered out of the Jeep when Deputy Mayer learned she had an active arrest warrant from an 2014 criminal case in which a petition to revoke probation/suspended sentence had been filed.

After a sniff around the vehicle by Mayer's K-9 partner pinpointed the presence of drugs around the passenger seat, a search of the Jeep was conducted. The probable asue affidavit noted that the contents of Freeze's purse included a glass pipe coated with residue, which Freeze allegedly said would test positively for methamphetamine. She also had two straws, also recognized as a common way to “snort” drugs, nine small baggies, one baggie with crystal meth inside and 23 pills identified as a Schedule 4 controlled substance called Clonazapam.

Later that same date, Freeze was formally charged in Scott Superior Court with Level 6 possession of meth, Class A misdemeanors of dealing in a Scheduled 4 controlled substance, giving a false identity statement and possession of a controlled substance and a Class C misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia.

Her bail on her new charges was set at $30,000 by corporate surety bond or $3,000 cash. Bail in the petition to revoke was set at $25,000 by bond or $2,500 cash.

Her jury trial date of April 12 on her new charges coincides with a hearing on the petition to revoke.

She is being provided with a public defender in both cases.



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