Hall trial won’t happen yet; Heald gets 55 years in Reynolds killing PDF Print E-mail

The woman accused of being the organizer in the shooting death of a Scott County man in 2015 was scheduled for trial on Monday, August 21, but the latest word is that’s not going to happen.

State Police’s Lt. Gross among recent graduates of FBI National Academy PDF Print E-mail

Lt. Delmer Gross of the Sellersburg post of the Indiana State Police was among 224 law enforcement officers who graduated September 15 from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy in Quantico, Va.

Child welfare check results in drug, gun arrests PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 13:19

Indiana Conservation Officers, along with the Washington and Scott County Sheriff’s Departments, have arrested three individuals on a multitude of drug and weapons charges. 

Joshua Purlee, 35, of Floyds Knobs, and Deloris Newton, 58, of Austin, were arrested in Washington County, while James Newton, 52, of Austin was arrested in Scott County.   

On Aug. 6, Indiana Conservation Officers Robert Brewington and Neal Brewington and Washington County Sherrif’s Department officer Brad Naugle responded to a citizen’s report of a young girl playing alone in the rain at Elk Creek Lake Public Fishing Area.

Officers found the girl in a vehicle by herself while her father, Purlee, was in a separate vehicle with Deloris Newton. A search of Purlee and Newton found nearly 30 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription pills, and cash. 

Both were arrested, and the Indiana Department of Child Services was contacted. The child was transferred to the custody of a relative.

Officer Neal Brewington obtained a search warrant for Newton’s residence in Austin, where Indiana Conservation Officers and Scott County Sheriff’s Department officers found more methamphetamine, prescription pills, paraphernalia, and firearms. James Newton, Delores Newton’s husband, was at the home and was arrested.

Nearly 43 grams of methamphetamine, several hundred prescription pills, marijuana, paraphernalia, and 13 firearms were seized as evidence in this case.

Indiana Conservation Officers routinely patrol DNR properties in an effort to ensure the safe use of the facilities and natural resources. Citizens are urged to report suspicious or criminal activity by calling Indiana Conservation Officers’ Central Dispatch at 812-837-9536.    

All charges are merely accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

18-year-olds charged after crash on State Road 56; alcohol, drug residue found PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 07:11

Two 18-year-olds are facing charges in Scott Circuit Court following a crash on State Road 56 early on Monday morning, July 10.

Homeless man found sleeping in city park with syringe; wanted woman arrested PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 07:10

A man who told Scottsburg police he was homeless and a woman wanted on a warrant were picked up by officers recently.

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