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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Another bridge replacement planned this summer on State Road 356 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 13:38

A meeting between officials with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), contractor McAlister Excavating and utility company representatives on January 19 was the initial step in preparations for replacing a bridge on State Road 356 northeast of Lexington this summer.

The targeted bridge serves Woods Fork Creek.

The meeting took place at INDOT's Seymour District office. The bridge is located a little over three miles east of State Road 203. Its replacement will require the closure of S.R. 356 as well as Hardy Mill Road.

According to INDOT, cost to demolish and replace the structure with a composite pre-stressed concrete bridge is $1,017,814.

The work schedule calls for the S.R. 356 site to be staked and cleared after March 1. Utilities will relocate their services away from the site in April, May and June. During this time, flaggers will direct motorists around worksites.

Complete closure of the two roads will begin at the end of June. INDOT's official detour involves motorists using State Roads 56, 3 and 203.

Approximately 470 vehicles use the current bridge per day, according to an INDOT traffic count.

Updated information and a map of the closure are available on the INDOT TrafficWise service at indot.carsprogram,org. Roadway information is also available by calling 1-800-261-7623 or 511 from a mobile phone.

Follow @INDOTSoutheast on Twitter at www.twitter.com/INDOTSoutheast or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/INDOTSoutheast.

To receive texts and e-mail alerts about INDOT projects in Scott County or other Indiana counties, visit https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDOT/subscribe/new.

 

 
Scott County Sheriff's Office Seeking Information on Two Missing Juveniles PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcus Amos   
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 13:38

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating two missing juveniles.

Matthew Missi, age 15, described as 6’4” tall, approximately 215 pounds, brown wavy hair, and blue eyes. Matthew was last seen wearing an aqua colored hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Debbie Clemons, age 16, described as 5’2” tall, approximately 130 pounds, blond short hair, and blue eyes. Debbie was last seen wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt, dark skinny jeans, and black combat style boots.

The Sheriff’s Office has obtained information that the juveniles had planned to runaway together. The juveniles were spotted in the Lexington, Indiana area yesterday by a friend. They were last seen walking towards the Lexington Elementary School around 4:00 PM on February 2, 2016.

Law enforcement and family are concerned for Matthew and Debbie’s welfare.

Sheriff Dan McClain urges that anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Matthew Missi and/or Debbie Clemons to call the Scott County Sheriff’s Office at 812-752-8400 or the Scott County Sheriff tip line at 812-752-7898. Sheriff McClain also advises the public that they can report information on-line at www.scottcountysheriff.org.

 
Bordens falls to Orleans and Charlestown PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 06:56

Friday night the Borden Braves hosted the Orleans Bulldogs. The Bulldogs are a likely team for Borden to meet in the Sectional if they have success. Friday night the Braves had little success as Orleans controlled the game and walked away with a win 42 to 30.
The game was a defensive struggle as Orleans and Borden played a tough man to man defense. Borden jumped out in front with a couple baskets but Orleans answered with a pair of 3’s. Borden had good ball handling but could not find the opening for a drive or a shot. In the second quarter Borden did gain a couple points to trail 21 to 19 at the half.
Borden’s coach Nash said, “We just didn’t have enough patients in the first half, we were too quick to shoot.”
Both teams went to a zone defense after the half and the third quarter was something you seldom see with any team. Borden could not get a ball in the basket. They played the entire quarter without scoring a point. Nash, “They went to a box and one chasing Caleb Hart. It was no surprise but we were not ready for it.” Orleans scored ten points, all from inside and the free throw line to take a 12 point lead.
Although the Braves recovered in the fourth to play the Bulldogs even they couldn’t make a dent in the deficit losing 42 to 30.

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Floyd County arrest list through Feb. 1 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 06:55

The following are arrests made in Floyd County from January 26 through January 31.
For past arrests in Floyd County visit www.gbpnews.com and under the news tab click on The Banner Gazette!

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