VFD Names Crater, Riley Top Responders

The Crothersville-Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department named their top first responders for 2019 during their recent holiday dinner at the fire station.
Deputy Chief Ben Spencer (left) presents the EMT of the Year award to Donald Crater while Brady Riley was named Firefighter of the Year by Fire Chief Charles Densford (right).

ISP Arrests Four On Gun, Meth, Pot Charges Near Crothersville

Four people were arrested on numerous drug and weapon charges following a traffic stop on I-65 in southern Jackson County last Wednesday, Dec. 11.
The investigation began when Indiana State Police Trooper Jason Hankins stopped a 1999 Toyota passenger car for a traffic violation on I-65 northbound near the 38 mile marker near Crothersville around 12:30 p.m. During the course of the traffic stop, Trooper Hankins smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, officers located over 600 grams of marijuana, methamphetamine, digital scales, drug paraphernalia, and a handgun.
All four occupants of the vehicle from Lansing, Michigan were arrested on charges of dealing marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of handgun without a permit, and possession of paraphernalia.
Arrested was the driver of the vehicle, Mercedes N. Santibanez, 23, of Lansing, MI; and passengers Kera M. Jackson, 26, of Lansing, MI; Tylor L. Hintz, 24, of Lansing, MI; and Anthony E. Jean, 21, of Lansing, MI
All four were transported to the Jackson County Jail where they were incarcerated.
Trp. Hankins was assisted by other troopers from the Versailles and Sellersburg Posts as well as officers from the Crothersville Police Department.

CHS Homecoming Royalty

Jayden Walls, son of Chris & Katie Walls and Camdyn Keasler, daughter of Cory & Angie Keasler were crowned CHS Homecoming King & Queen Friday night prior to the Tigers shooting down the Hauser Jets 75-38 for a homecoming victory. ~photo courtesy Ayrica Bishop

Deputies Serve Search Warrant; Four Go To Jail On Drug Charges

Serving a search warrant as a part of a routine investigation by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office resulted in four people incarcerated on drug charges last Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Scott County deputies with the assistance of the Indiana State Police went to 33 Harrod Road in northern rural Scott County. While conducting the search a large amount of prescription pills and marijuana were located. As a result the four people found at the residence were arrested.
Trenton Moore, 26, of Austin was arrested for dealing in marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of a legend drug, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia, resisting law enforcement and held on a Jackson County Circuit Court warrant to revoke probation.
Bethany Holder, 19, of Scottsburg was arrested for visiting a common nuisance.
Chatana McCreary, 30, of Underwood was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a legend drug, possession of paraphernalia and visiting a common nuisance.
Dustin Helton, 34, of Deputy was arrested for visiting a common nuisance.
All four were incarcerated in Scott County Jail.

Dear Santa…

Santa Claus visited the Crothersville Town Hall last week to check out his mail for letters sent to him by area youngsters with their Christmas wishes.
The Jolly Old Elf will be sending letter writers a personal reply but only if they include their return address and place their letter by Friday, Dec. 20.
The special delivery holiday mailbox is located in front of Crothersville Town Hall at 111 E. Howard Street.

Road Rage Lands Vernon Township Man In Jail

A rural Vernon Township man was incarcerated last week on a variety of charges after a report of road rage in Carr Township, according to Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Mitch Ray.
Andrew Ian Allman, 27, of the 8200 block of S 950 E southwest of Crothersville is charged with felony charges of battery with a deadly weapon, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, as well as reckless driving, aggressive driving, leaving the scene of an accident, two counts of criminal mischief and two counts of criminal recklessness.
According to Ray’s report, the sheriff’s department received calls Sunday morning, Dec. 1, of a road rage incident and a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident in the 8000 block of W 425 S in Carr Township.
Witnesses told Ray that a red Chevrolet pickup driven by Allman damaged landscaping, a Rumpke dumpster, and a Jackson County Water Utility meter.
Those witnesses also reported that Allman appeared to be attempting to ram a gold Ford F-150 with his pickup along a portion of the roadway that had steep drop offs.
According to authorities, Allman was on house arrest at the time of the incident and it was confirmed through his GPS that he was in the area at the time of the incident.
Ray arrested Allman and transported him to Jackson County Jail where he remains on a $2,000 cash bond.