Man Wanted For May 27 Crothersville Shooting Arrested

Jonathan 'Chisel' Chilton

Jonathon ‘Chisel’ Chilton

A rural Scott County man wanted in connection with a May 27 shooting in Crothersville was apprehended July 13.

Jonathon Lee “Chisel” Chilton, 28, was arrested around 10:45 p.m. at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Scottsburg.

According to Trooper Nathan Teusch, ISP troopers received a citizen’s tip that Chilton was in the Scottsburg area. Troopers searched the area all day when Tpr. Teusch with the assistance of the Southern Indiana Great Lakes U.S. Marshal’s Task Force located Chilton in his vehicle in the parking lot of the restaurant.

When troopers approached the vehicle they ordered Chilton to surrender. When he refused to do so, troopers forced the driver’s door open and took Chilton into custody. During the course of the investigation, they discovered numerous pills and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Chilton was wanted in connection with a May 27 incident where Jay McGinnis, 35, of Austin had reported the back window of his 2006 Nissan Altima had been shot out. McGinnis suffered a very minor injury as a result of the shooting.

Chilton was taken to the Scott County Jail and faces charges of possession of schedule ii controlled substance, possession of a legend drug , possession of paraphernalia, resisting law enforcement, and driving while suspended.

As a result of the incident in Crothersville, Chilton is also facing charges in Jackson County of attempted battery with a deadly weapon, criminal recklessness with a weapon, and possession of a handgun without a permit.