Rose Island Playhouse to host audition for YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 January 2016 13:51

Rose Island Playhouse Community Theatre will hold auditions for Pat Cook’s hilarious comedy “YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE” on Saturday, January 30 form 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Charlestown Public Library, 51 Clark Road in Charlestown. If you are unable to attend auditions on Saturday, the director will be available on Monday, February 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Charlestown Arts & Enrichment Center, 999 Water Street in Charlestown. Auditions are cold readings from the script. Resumes and head shots are welcome but not required. Appointment is not necessary. The play will be directed by Rhoda Meier.

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EHS took precautions overnight to ensure school's safety PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 00:00

East Washington School Corporation Superintendent Steve Darnell said there was no bomb threat at Eastern High School.

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Scott County Prosecutor Jason Mount Announces Latest in Cases: PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Friday, 15 January 2016 14:22

Last Tuesday, January 5, 2016, Samuel Tyler Green, age 23, was sentenced for a battery he committed against the three year old son of his live in girlfriend that occurred on July 10, 2014. Originally charged with three felonies, Green pled guilty to a Level 3 Battery resulting in serious bodily injury to a child less than 14, and agreed to be sentenced by the Court.
The case was handled on behalf of the Scott County Prosecutors Office by Chief Deputy Prosecutor Chris A. Owens. Owens pointed out the severity of the injuries, which included extreme pain, severe bruising to his backside and face, bruising to his ears, and a broken arm, among other injuries. The Defendant was alleged to have struck the child repeatedly with a whiffle ball bat and to have struck the child in the face with his hand. Owens also presented evidence that this was not an isolated incident.
The sentence was handed down by Scott Circuit Court judge Roger L. Duvall. Green received a 9 year sentence, the maximum allowed under the terms of the plea, with two years to be served on supervised probation. Further he is to have no contact with the child, and shall undergo domestic violence treatment.
“There is nothing in this world more precious than our children, and our office is committed to seeing that justice is served on behalf of those children who, unfortunately, become victims of crime,” Owens stated. “We are pleased with the decision of the court in this matter and hope that this will help the child feel protected, enabling him to move forward and continue to grow into a successful young man.”
This week (Monday and Tuesday) we also had:
ELISA NEACE, age 23: pled guilty to Level 2 Dealing in Methamphetamine, received a 16 years sentence, with 10 years suspended. Neace sold an once (28 grams) to undercover investigators for $1,6000.00. Drug Interdiction Prosecutor Amanda Herald managed this case.
TEDDY DWAYNE ABNER, age 43: Pled guilty to B felony Dealing in Methamphetamine and neglect of a dependent (dealing drugs in front of the child). Received a 12 years sentence, none suspended. Drug Interdiction Prosecutor Amanda Herald managed this case.
FRANKLIN SESSIONS: pled guilty to Level 5 Burglary. He and some co-defendants broke into an outbuilding and stole several thousand dollars worth of lawn equipment and vehicles. He received a 5 year sentence with none suspended. One of his Co-Defendants, Jared Ballard, had no criminal history and cooperated with investigators. Earlier last fall, he was referred to the Floyd County Veteran’s Court, where he is participating in that program. If he successfully completes the Veteran’s Court program and pays restitution, he can avoid felony conviction for his participation. Cases against two other co-defendants are still pending. Prosecuting Attorney Jason Mount managed this case.

 
Lexington man arrested after crash on Plymouth Road that injured driver PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Friday, 15 January 2016 11:01

 

A Lexington area resident has been charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury.

The Level 6 felony was filed against Branden M. Lytle, 22, on Tuesday, January 12, based on information provided in a probable cause affidavit filed by Deputy Joe Johnson.

Johnson was the officer dispatched to the scene on Plymouth Road when 9-1-1 staff was notified at 10:40 p.m. on Thursday, January 7. The site was about 1,000 feet west of an intersection with Ervin Road.

Lytle told Deputy Johnson that he had been headed east on Plymouth Road. When he came over a hill, he said a 2005 Ford Focus driven by Hannah L. Howard, 19, Austin, was in the middle of the road and the 2011 Ford Fusion he was driving collided with it head-on.

Deputy Johnson noted in the accident report he wrote that Lytle's vehicle was left of center when the head-on crash occurred.

Howard was trapped inside the wreckage of her car. She was assisted at the scene by Scott County EMS and Lexington volunteer firemen and then was taken by ambulance to Scott Memorial Hospital. One of her arms was broken in the accident.

Property damage was estimated at up to $25,000 including damage to a Verizon phone box, which Lytle had struck.

Lytle was detained at the scene by the deputy, who was assisted by Deputies Joe Guarneri and James Shelton. The report stated that Lytle failed field sobriety testing. He was placed in custody and taken to Scott Memorial, where a blood test was drawn.

Toxicology results are pending.

Lytle was then transported to the Scott County Security Center in Scottsburg and booked in.

At his initial court hearing on January 12, he entered a not guilty plea to the Level 6 felony. He was released on a $5,000 cash bond that same day.

His jury trial has been scheduled for April 7.

 

 
Jury trial scheduled in May for Salem man who allegedly struck and killed pedestrian PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Friday, 15 January 2016 10:58

 

 

An initial jury trial date of May 18 has been scheduled for Derek A. Deaton, the 22-year-old Salem area resident who has been charged in Washington Superior Court for striking and killing Mitchell Lovins of Scottsburg with his pickup truck on Sunday, January 10.

The 70-year-old Lovins was walking on State Road 56 in Washington County around 3 a.m. Sunday when he was apparently struck by Deaton, who was driving a red Chevy S10 pickup at the time. Lovins was on foot because the mini-van he'd been driving westbound had slipped off the highway and become disabled. The mishap occurred near Quaker Lane about two miles east of Salem.

After hitting Lovins, Deaton allegedly left the scene. Lovins' body was found a short time later by a passing motorist and reported to authorities. Lovins died of massive trauma at the scene.

Indiana State Police turned to social media and newspapers on Monday, asking for help in locating the person who struck Lovins.

That help came quickly that same day in the form of a tip that led ISP detectives to Deaton, who has no previous criminal record. After interviewing the young man, the ISP placed him in custody and transported him to the Washington County Jail in Salem on a preliminary charge of leaving the scene of an accident causing death.

That charge was made formal on Tuesday afternoon, January 12, by Judge Frank Newkirk Jr., who informed Deaton of his rights and told him that the Level 5 felony had been filed.

Judge Newkirk set Deaton's bond at $10,000 cash and forwarded the case on to that county's public defender board for assignment.

Deaton was being held at the Washington County facility in lieu of bond as of January 13.

Lovins was a retired City of Scottsburg employee, having worked as a mechanic for the city for 34 years. He retired in 2009. He was also once active with the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department, serving as a fireman for 28 years.

He is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters as well as a stepson and two stepdaughters, his mother, siblings, 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

His funeral was conducted on Friday morning, January 15, at Fairview Christian Church near Underwood. Rick Richardson officiated.

Staff of the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg was in charge of arrangements.

 
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