On Friday, July 26, deputies with the Scott County Sheriff’s Department were alerted that a red SUV was driving erratically on Highway 31 near Scott Memorial Hospital. Deputy Johnney Coomer and Deputy Skylar Thompson located a vehicle matching the description made a traffic stop to question the driver, Tammy McIntosh, 41, of Scottsburg.
McIntosh told deputies that she was driving on a suspended operator’s licenses. The deputies observed McIntosh to be acting impaired. While searching her vehicle found controlled substance and paraphernalia.
McIntosh was incarcerated in Scott County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Tuesday July 30, Deputies Joe Baker and James Shelton responded to a business in Lexington which had reported a theft. Deputies questioned Barbara Dixon, 47, of Lexington and subsequently charged her with theft, forgery and check deception.
On July 31, 2019, Captain Joe Guarneri, Lieutenant Shawn Mayer and Deputies Jamie Royce and Carl Hall were alerted to a possible break-in in progress on Crothersville Road in northern Scott County.
When they arrived at the home they spoke with Crystal Bohall, 41, of Madison. After questioning Bohall was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and criminal trespass.
All three were incarcerated in Scott County Jail.
Don’t wait until a crisis to learn about legal and financial planning for elders. Creating a plan for the future now can help avoid much aggravation. The sooner you establish legal and financial plans, the better prepared your family will be.
Schneck Medical Center will host a free workshop on legal and financial planning for the elderly with featured speakers Lora Mount and Blake Reed, elder care attorneys at Voelz, Reed, Mount, LLC. Mount and Reed will discuss the many changes that have been made over the past year affecting legal and financial planning as well as financial power of attorney, living wills, Medicaid and Medicare benefits, VA benefits, and much more.
The program will be held on Thursday, August 15, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., in the Schneck Auditorium, Seymour.
Refreshments will be served and adult caregivers will be available.
For more information or to reserve your seat, please call 812-523-5877.
An Edinburgh man was killed following a single vehicle accident on I-65 while trying to elude police, according to Scott County Sheriff Jerry Goodin.
On Thursday, July 18, shortly before 8 p.m., Deputies Johnney Coomer and Skylar Thompson, with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, attempted to stop a black 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle ran a red light located at Lake Road and State Road 56 in Scottsburg. After running the red light, the vehicle continued east driving recklessly, Goodin reported.
“The vehicle turned onto northbound I-65, refusing to stop, with deputies behind him with their lights and sirens activated,” said the sheriff. The driver attempted to exit the interstate at the Austin exit and lost control.
“The vehicle left the roadway and flipped several times, ejecting the driver out of the vehicle,” said Goodin.
The driver, Jesse A. Murphy, 30, of Edinburgh, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Scott County Coroner’s Office.
Officers said he was involved in an attempted theft at Wal-Mart in Scottsburg right before the pursuit started. Employees reportedly stopped him as he tried to leave the store without paying for a cart of merchandise
Assisting at the scene were Austin City Police, Scottsburg City Police, Crothersville Police, Indiana State Police, Scott County E.M.S., Scott County Coroner’s Office and the Jennings Township Volunteer Fire Department.
The Indiana State Police is leading the crash investigation.
At approximately 2:03 p.m. July 19, an unidentified white male walked into the Stock Yard Bank at 275 N. US Hwy 31 in Austin, displayed a handgun, and demanded money, according to Indiana State Police Sgt. Carey Huls.
The male is described as approximately 30-40 years of age and approximately 5 foot 10 inches. He was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun and was wearing a gray Indiana Hoosier ball cap along with mirrored sunglasses, a blue t-shirt, and blue pants.
The suspect was observed walking around outside the bank just prior to the robbery, Huls said.
No bank employee was physically harmed in the incident. The amount of money taken was not disclosed.
If anyone has information, which could aid in identifying the suspect, contact the Indiana State Police post in Sellersburg at 812-246-5424.
On Saturday, July 13, Scott County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Baker went to a residence on Terry Road in rural Scott County in response to a drug complaint. After an investigation at the residence, Russell Terry, 37, of Austin, was arrested for possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance. Austin City Police Department assisted in the investigation.
On Monday, July 15, Deputies Johnney Coomer and Skylar Thompson made a traffic stop in Austin which led to the arrest of Jeremiah Hardin, 39, of Austin for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a syringe and visiting a common nuisance.
That same day in Austin, Deputies Coomer and Thompson made another traffic stop which resulted in Tyson Eversole, 18, of Austin being arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, possession or use of a legend drug and visiting a common nuisance.
Also on Tuesday, Deputy Josh Watterson responded to a traffic accident on Turley Road east of Scottsburg. Upon arrival, Deputy Watterson made contact with driver of the vehicle, Heather Robinson, 36, of New Albany.
As the deputy spoke with Robinson who said she had been using methamphetamine, heroin, and crack (cocaine). Further investigation revealed drug paraphernalia in the vehicle in addition to a small plastic bag with a white crystal like substance, which field tested positive for methamphetamine.
Robinson was arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs; possession of paraphernalia; possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance.
On Thursday, July 18, Deputy Johnney Coomer and Skylar Thompson made a traffic stop in the Lexington area. During the investigation two people were arrested on drug related charges.
J. M. McIntosh, 62, of Commiskey, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, possession of a handgun without a license, possession of a firearm with altered serial numbers, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.
Sondra Fox, 43, of Austin was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a syringe, legend drug act, possession of paraphernalia and visiting a common nuisance.
All arrested were incarcerated in Scott County Jail.
The Crothersville Senior Citizens Center will host a spaghetti dinner and Gospel Concert featuring Judith Montgomery and Family this Saturday, July 27. The meal consists of spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic bread, salad, drinks, and dessert. Serving will begin at 4;30 p.m., with the concert beginning at 5:30. The Montgomerys are from Shoals, Indiana, and perform at many events and churches. They will have CD’s available for purchase at the event. Cost for this fundraiser is $12 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Reservations are not required. For more information about the event, call the Senior Center between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday at 812-793-2523.