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Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

A two vehicle accident on Paoli's east side led to one woman being air lifted to a Louisville hospital and the other uninjured. The Orange County Sheriff's Department responded to a two vehicle accident at 3:23 P.M. on Tuesday. Police arrived at the scene of the accident at SR 56 east of Paoli and CR 300 E along with the Paoli Fire Department. At the scene police found a Green 1997 Ford F-350 sideways blocking the highway along with a Maroon 2002 Hyundai Elantra with  heavy front end damage against a guardrail.  Police spoke with 71 year old Robert Andry of Paoli who was driving the Ford F-350. Andry said he was turning left onto CR 300 east and collided with the Hyundai.  The driver of the Hyundai identified as 58 year old Dianna Pruett of Campbellsburg had to be extricated from the vehicle by first responders. Pruett told police she didn't know what happened.  She was airlifted to U of L Hospital with face and leg injuries. The road was closed due to the accident and was finally re opened at 4:44 that day.

A Mitchell man was arrested Monday after police went to a Mitchell home to serve an arrest warrant. Police went to a home  in the  40 block of Russell Drive where they knew 28 year old Matthew Russell of Mitchell was known to stay. Russell had a an active warrant for his arrest in Orange County. When police arrived they found Russell exiting a garage and he was detained. Police found on Russell a syringe filled with a red liquid and $375 in cash. Police received permission to search the home and garage and found crystal meth, 1.25 grams of cocaine, digital scales, marijuana, and 16 different pills. Russell was arrested on additional charges of possession of meth and cocaine, unlawful possession of a syringe, three counts of possession of a legend drug, dealing in marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

A Pekin Woman was found unresponsive Thursday night In A Field in Pekin. At approximately 7:53 pm on Thursday, Washington County Deputies were dispatched to the area of 50 E. Mill Street in Pekin, in reference to an unresponsive adult female. The unresponsive female was found by a neighbor, lying in a grass field behind 50 E. Mill Street. The neighbor called 911, while the neighbor's father began to perform C.P.R. on the female, who was identified as 42 year old Tammy Weidner of Pekin. Weidner was transported to St. Vincent Salem Emergency Room by the Washington County Ambulance Service, where she was later pronounced dead. Sheriff Brent Miller requested assistance from Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators with the Indiana State Police. Video surveillance from the area was reviewed to determine that foul play is not suspected in the death of Weidner. It was determined that Weidner died from natural causes. Sergeant Matt Hein is the lead investigator and was assisted by Deputy Tory Hildreth, Sheriff Brent Miller, Indiana State Police, Pekin Town Marshal Jeff Thomas, Washington County Ambulance Service, Pierce/Polk Volunteer Fire Department and the Washington County Coroner's Office.

A Bedford man was arrested on Sunday after police responded to a report of a domestic fight in Bedford. The caller reported that 35 year old Tyler Moore of Bedford was trying to run people over with a tractor at the property in the 6000 block of Stone Crest Drive. When police arrived, the caller said Moore was intoxicated and had been drinking since 8 p.m. Saturday night. The caller also reported that he drove a tractor from a barn located south of their location and allegedly drove that tractor toward the female caller. A male stepped in front of the tractor to prevent Moore from hitting the woman and neither were struck. Moore was then taken west on the property near some woods by a friend to defuse the incident. Officers successfully located Moore with the help of K9 Flek and he was arrested on charges of domestic battery with a deadly weapon and domestic battery.

Monday, September 20th, 2021

A recommended route for the Mid-States Corridor project is still on track to be identified by the end of 2021, with a “no build” option still being considered. Project Manager Jason DuPont from Lochmueller Group presented an update on the project at the annual Dubois Strong meeting Thursday. The Mid-States Corridor is a proposed, four-lane, limited-access highway that would run north from Owensboro, Kentucky, and through Dubois County to connect to I-69. The route options were narrowed to five alternatives in 2019, including Route “O” connects to State Road 37 near Mitchell; State Road 37 connects to I-69 south of Bloomington. This route runs northeast parallel to the current State Road 56 and bypasses French Lick and West Baden to the south and ultimately connects to State Road 37 south of Mitchell. This route runs 51 miles. After the preferred route is identified, there will be two public hearings and a formal comment period before the route is refined according to public feedback and finalized. This would then conclude the end of the first phase of the project, which is estimated to take place in summer 2022.

State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) has died after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. Davisson represented House District 73, which includes all of Washington County, and portions of Clark, Harrison, Jackson, Lawrence, and Orange counties. In August, Gov. Eric Holcomb awarded Davisson the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, one of the state’s highest honors, for his outstanding service to the state of Indiana. Before starting his career as a pharmacist in Salem, Davisson earned two degrees from Purdue University, held an Indiana Board of Pharmacy license since 1981. Davisson grew up in Scott County and graduated from Scottsburg High School in 1976. Davisson and his wife, Michelle, were residents of Salem since 1983 and have five adult children and several grandchildren.

A Monroe County man was arrested Thursday after a Bedford Police Department investigation. According to Bedford Police, they were called to conduct a welfare check on two people parked in a silver car in a lot at 3310 block of John Williams Boulevard. 51 year old Daniel Allgood of Bloomington, and a female occupant, told police they had been living in their vehicle for the past three days, and the vehicle was note drivable. When the female occupant of the vehicle exited to retrieve her identification, officers smelled the burnt odor of marijuana. Both were removed from the vehicle and a probable cause search was conducted on the vehicle. Police found drug paraphernalia including both marijuana and crystal meth along with smoking pipes and syringes. Allgood was arrested on charges of possession of meth and marijuana, unlawful possession of a syringe, and possession of drug paraphernalia


Friday, September 17th, 2021

A Wednesday morning accident in Jasper, damaged two vehicles. According to Jasper Police reports, at around 9AM, 68 year old Kathleen Schneiders, of Ferdinand was driving a 2015 Ford Edge west on Fifth Street approaching a stop sign while 41 year old Rodney Allen, of Loogootee, was driving a 2002 Dodge Durango north on Clay Street. Schneiders failed to stop at the stop sign at Clay and Allen didn’t have enough time to stop. Allen’s Durango then struck Schneiders’ Ford Edge on the driver’s side. Police cited Schneiders for failure to stop at a stop sign. Uebelhor & Sons wrecker also assisted at the scene.

It's football Friday night, and we'll bring you coverage of Springs Valley football as the #9 Blackhawks travel to Tell City to play the Marksmen.
Coverage beginning at 720PM with kickoff at 730PM here on Q-100. In Other High School Football action tonite: Paoli vs West Washington; Mitchell at Crawford County; BNL at Seymour ; Salem at Clarksville;
Southridge at Gibson Southern; and Jasper at Evansville Mater Dei

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

On Sunday at 10:30pm, Paoli Police along with French Lick Police and the Orange County Sheriff's Department served a search warrant at a residence on Grease Gravy Road in Paoli.  Upon arrival, a male who was seen exiting an out building was  ordered to get on the ground and the subject took off running to a vehicle in the driveway. The subject put the truck in reverse and accelerated backwards and rammed into a Police vehicle. The subject was then taken into custody. Officers then redirected their attention back to the house where they commanded a female in the house to exit. She complied but opened the door to the house to let a pit bull out. The dog charged officers and bit the leg of an officer. The officer was eventually forced to put the dog down. The officers then conducted their search and found methamphetamine, a legend drug, marijuana, paraphernalia in the home and a large quantity of meth, scales, and syringes in the truck. Police arrested Dustin Joy on charges of Attempted murder of law enforcement, resisting law enforcement, dealing meth, possession of meth, possession of syringe, driving while suspended. Wanted on warrant out of Jefferson county. Elizabeth Moon was charged with dealing meth, possession of meth, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, resisting arrest, and maintaining a common nuisance. Tiffany wood was charged with possession of meth, possession of paraphernalia, maintaining a common nuisance and Chris Mcgaughey was charged with Possession of meth, possession of paraphernalia, maintaining a common nuisance and was wanted on Felony warrant out of Lawrence county

Detectives from the Indiana State Police arrested a 30 year-old Pekin woman for the death of a 2-year old girl in her care.  Around Midnight Tuesday morning, the Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to a Poplar Street address in Pekin after receiving a 911 call reporting an unresponsive child.  Washington County EMS immediately transported the child to St. Vincent's Hospital in Salem after deputies and emergency medical personnel arrived. The child was pronounced dead by the Washington County Coroner after arriving at the hospital.  As part of the investigation, officers obtained a search warrant for the residence as police spoke with 30 year old Sarah Bierly of Pekin, the live-in-girlfriend of the child's father, as well as other family members at the scene.  The investigation continued at the Washington County Jail, where Detective Baker later arrested Bierly for Neglect of a Dependent Causing Death.  An autopsy has been scheduled for later this (Tuesday) afternoon.  Officers from Indiana State Police were assisted by the Washington County Sheriff's Department, the Pekin Town Marshall, Washington County EMS, Pierce-Polk Township first-responders, the Washington County Coroner's Office, and the Washington County Prosecutor.

A Bedford woman was arrested on Friday after police were called to a Mitchell residence because of an unwanted person on the premises.   When officers arrived at the home located in  the 840 block of West Frank Street in Mitchell, they found 46 year old Laura Riley-Ingle of Bedford standing in the yard working on a landscape project. Police told Riley-Ingle they had received a report that she was doing illegal activities and police say she was under the influence of some type of substance. The owner of the home wanted Riley-Ingle removed from the property and filed a no-trespass order. Police searched Riley-Ingle’s bag and they found marijuana, two bags containing multiple syringes, seven pills, and a bottle containing a crystal substance along with jewelry that belonged to the homeowner. She was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of marijuana, possession of a legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking with an inmate, and theft.

Friday, September 10th, 2021

Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews plan to close S.R. 160 in Washington County starting Monday, September 13, for a culvert replacement project.  On or after Monday, S.R. 160 will close to traffic between South New Salem Road and Bunker Hill Christian Church. Motorists will need to utilize an alternate route during the closure. The road is expected to reopen by end of day on Wednesday, September 15, weather permitting. Drivers are reminded to slow down, use extra caution, and drive distraction-free in and near work zones. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Wednesday afternoon at approximately 3:45 p.m., Indiana State police located and arrested 28 year old Leslie Nikole Winkler, of Mitchell, in Bloomington after an investigation led to a warrant for her arrest.  The investigation began on August 24th,  when Troopers and members of the Internet Crimes against Children Taskforce served search warrants at the home of Nicole Winkler and her husband Brennan Winkler in Mitchell. It was then that her husband, 26 year old Brennan Winkler was arrested for Child Exploitation, Possession of Child Pornography, Possession of Methamphetamine and, Possession of Paraphernalia. Further evidence seized by Troopers while serving the search warrants led to an arrest warrant being issued out of the Lawrence County Superior Court II by the Honorable Bob Cline on Wednesday. Nicole Winkler was transported to the Lawrence County Jail and charged with Five Counts of Possession of Child Pornography and one count of False Informing. 

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle accident that injured two juveniles Monday afternoon in Shoals.  At approximately 2:40 p.m., conservation officers responded to an ORV accident on Deep Cut Lake Road near U.S. 50. Initial investigation showed that two juveniles were traveling on Deep Cut Lake Road when the operator lost control, and both juveniles were ejected. The operator was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital in good condition. The passenger was airlifted to Norton's Children's Hospital in Louisville where he is being treated for life-threatening injuries. The operator was the only occupant wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Conservation officers remind everyone to always wear a helmet and protective riding gear when operating or riding an ORV and to always use a seatbelt or safety harness when the vehicle has them. Other responding agencies included Martin County Sheriff's Department, Martin County EMS, Shoals Fire Department, Air Evac, and Indiana State Police.

Officers around the state took part in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign and increased patrols between August 18 th and September 6 th.  During this enforcement period, officers worked 35 overtime hours, stopped 106 vehicles, made one arrest for driving while suspended/prior, issued 13 traffic citations, and wrote 128 traffic warnings. In Indiana, drunk driving has been on the rise. Of the 898 fatalities that occurred in the state last year, 151, were alcohol-related which is up from 130 in 2019. In Indiana, it is illegal to drive with a BAC of .08 or higher. Drivers under 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher are also subject to fines and a license suspension for up to one year.

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

According to the Paoli Police Department, in the early morning hours on Monday, Officers made a traffic stop on W Hospital Road in Paoli.  The officers immediately suspected a driver was under the influence of a controlled substance and called for assistance from a state police drug recognition expert. The subject ultimately failed the sobriety tests. However, while officers were discussing the situation the impaired driver, he tried to dispose of his hidden drugs. The subject reached for the drugs that were on his person and pulled a large bag of suspected heroin before throwing the bag into the grass a few feet away. Officers witnessed the entire attempt and placed the subject into handcuffs. The substance field tested positive for Fentanyl. The suspected Heroin was laced with Fentanyl and had a bagged weight of 19.2 grams. The driver was taken to the Orange County Jail and charged with Dealing in a narcotic drug, Possession of a narcotic drug, and Operating while intoxicated. The Indiana State Police also assisted at the scene.

A Labor Day traffic stop by the Indiana State Police led to the seizure of a quarter pound of meth from a Lawrence County woman.  On Monday, the Indiana State Police Bloomington District A.C.E.S. and Drug Enforcement Section concluded a month-long investigation into the dealing of large quantities of methamphetamine in Lawrence County. Troopers were investigating information that 22 year old Brooklyn Smith of Bedford, was involved in dealing methamphetamine. On Monday they learned that Smith was traveling to Bedford from Louisville with a large amount of methamphetamine. Police located Smith, who was driving a 2014 Buick Verano, northbound on SR 37 north of US 50 West. Smith was speeding and police conducted a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, troopers received consent to search the vehicle. During the search, a methamphetamine pipe, a set of digital scales with methamphetamine residue, a loaded handgun, 4 ounces of methamphetamine and additional methamphetamine hidden on her person. Smith was arrested and incarcerated at the Lawrence County Jail on the following charges of Dealing Methamphetamine Over 10 Grams and Possession of Methamphetamine Over 28 Grams.

Firefighters responded to a Sunday morning house fire in the Heltonville area.  Pleasant Run and Marshall Township firefighters were dispatched to the fire at 4:07 a.m. in the 3000 block of Coveyville Road. They were later joined by the Monroe Fire Protection District and Shawswick Volunteer Fire Department who provided tanker support.  When firefighters arrived they found heavy smoke and fire coming from the home. According to Firefighters, the home was being used as a rental home, but no one was at the residence at the time of the fire. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control in about 30 minutes and no injuries were reported. The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office will be investigating the fire to determine the cause. Firefighters from Pleasant Run Township and Marshall Township returned later that afternoon following a rekindle of the fire at 2:15 p.m.

Friday, September 3rd, 2021

Two people were arrested on Tuesday after police found drugs in an Orange County residence.  On Tuesday, Troopers with the Indiana State Police All Crimes Policing Squad at the Jasper Post served a search warrant at 9953 S CR 540 E, Marengo. At the residence, Troopers found a male and female identified as Terry and Kimberly Mosson. During a search of the residence, officers located numerous smoking devices, a mirror with a crystal substance on it and a loose crystal substance on the floor of the home that was believed to be methamphetamine. Officers also located over 72 grams of what is believed to be marijuana, 511.40 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, $457 in cash, a 12-gauge shotgun, a plastic bag containing a large amount of a crystal substance , a digital scale, and a Smith and Wesson .380 handgun.  Dubois County Sheriffs Department and the Huntingburg Police Department assisted at the scene. Terry and Kimberly Mosson were transported to the Orange County Jail and charged with the following Dealing in Methamphetamine, Dealing in a Schedule I Controlled Substance, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Handgun by a Serious Violent Felon, Cultivating Marijuana, Dealing in Marijuana, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

A body found in the White River in Morgan County on Monday has been identified as a man from English.  Authorities in Morgan County were called to the White River Three Rivers public access site near State Road 67 just north of the State Road 39 North junction on Monday just before 11 a.m. Authorities received calls in regards to the body of a man found in the river. The Morgan County Coroner’s Office identified the body of 59 year old Joe Lee Thompson of English. A statewide Silver Alert was issued for Thompson on Aug. 26 and Thompson was last seen on Aug. 21. The cause of Thompson’s death has not been determined and an autopsy was conducted and the toxicology results are pending. Investigators say there are no signs of foul play. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department at 765-342-5544 and ask for detective Josh Sparrow.

As the Labor Day holiday weekend approaches, the Indiana State Police are warning Hoosiers against drinking and driving impaired. Statewide, the Indiana State Police are taking part in the national  Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization to educate motorists about the dangers and consequences of impaired driving.  Now until Monday, troopers will be increasing patrols and showing zero tolerance for anyone caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. About 28 people die in the U.S. in drunk driving crashes every day. That’s one person every 52 minutes and more than 10,000 annually. In Indiana, drunk driving has been on the rise. Of the 898 traffic fatalities that occurred last year in the state, 151 were alcohol related which is up from 130 in 2019. In Indiana, it is illegal to drive with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 or higher. Drivers under 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher are subject to fines and a license suspension for up to one year. Impaired driving includes more than just alcohol as drugs and even some over-the-counter medications can impair as well and police will be on the lookout for all forms of impairment. To avoid those, plan a safe and sober ride home before going out. Even if only one drink is consumed, designate a sober driver or plan to use a rideshare service, public transportation or taxi. Motorists that encounter a drunk driver on the road are encouraged to call 911.

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

A Bedford man was arrested on Saturday on a warrant after police allegedly found drugs and thousands of dollars in his vehicle.  According to a probable cause affidavit on June 14th at 10:15 p.m. police were called to a home in the 1820 block of 11th Street in Bedford after a report of a domestic fight involving drugs. While the way, police were informed that a suspect had gathered drugs and had left the home in a black Toyota Scion. The vehicle was seen traveling at a high rate of speed at 12th and R streets and police attempted to pull the vehicle over. The vehicle sped up and the driver identified as 20 year old Clayton Arnold of Bedford lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a house in the 1930 block of 15th Street. Officers then pursued Arnold on foot but the capture of Arnold were unsuccessful at the time.  In the vehicle, police found  6.78 pounds marijuana, 218 oxycodone hydrochloride pills and over $51,000 in cash. The information was forwarded to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Arnold was arrested on Saturday on charges of dealing in a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, money laundering, dealing marijuana, possession of marijuana, two counts of resisting arrest, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of a warrant.

Three people were arrested on Friday after police conducted a drug investigation in Bedford.  Police began an investigation after they received a report of an overdose on August 11th and multiple complaints from neighbors in the area of 6th and P streets in Bedford. On Friday police noticed a gold van in the area and recognized the passenger, 24 year old Angela Jewell of Bedford from previous encounters. After following the vehicle police pulled the vehicle over on Lincoln Avenue after  the driver failed to signal a turn. The driver who was later identified as 20 year old Bandon Spencer of Bedford could not provide officers with identification and gave the officer a false name. He was driving on a suspended driver’s license and was wanted on a warrant in Monroe County. According to police Jewell admitted she had heroin hidden on her person.. She was arrested on a charge of possession of heroin and Spencer was arrested on identity deception, possession of heroin and an outstanding warrant. Spencer told police they had been to 24 year old Ryan Lane’s house on 6th Street to purchase heroin. Officers then obtained a search warrant for Lane’s house. Police found on Lane’s person a plastic bag that contained crystal meth and in the home empty baggies, used syringes, and a spoon that tested positive for heroin was found. Lane was arrested on charges of dealing heroin, possession of heroin, possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Monday, August 30th, 2021

A Lawrence County man was arrested Friday after a search warrant was secured by the Lawrence County Sheriffs Detectives for a home in Bedford. During that search of a home located on Rawlins Mill Road, officers found more than 28 grams of meth and marijuana. Arrested was 38-year-old Gregory Pierce of Bedford on charges of dealing meth and marijuana and possession of meth and marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance.

One person was injured in a weekend crash in Jasper.
According to Jasper Police reports, 31-year-old Kyle Schepers of Jasper was traveling east on 47 th Street on Saturday evening when he failed to yield the right of way to 62-year-old Ricky Holt of Mitchell at the intersection with Newton Street, crashing into him.The impact of the crash threw Schepers off his moped. Schepers suffered head and arm injuries and was taken by EMS to Memorial Hospital for treatment.Holt was not injured.

The Martin County Humane Society in Loogootee now has a low-cost spay/neuter clinic on site thanks to grants from Hoosier Uplands
, the Martin County Community Foundation, Petco Foundation, and Daviess-Martin REMC, along with donations from supporters. The clinic opened in July. Currently, the clinic is only performing spay/neuter surgeries on Wednesdays as Dr. Loughmiller also works as a vet in Bedford and Indianapolis the rest of the week. Appointments can be requested on the  Martin County Humane Society’s website. Cat spays and neuters are $50. Dogs under 80 pounds are $80 and over 80 pounds are $100 for both males or females. The clinic also accepts vouchers from Pet-Friendly Services which can be applied for by visiting  www.petfriendlyservices.org.

Friday, August 27th, 2021

The Indiana Department of Health is reporting that Lawrence County has progressed to the red status advisory level with 76 new positive cases along with two deaths reported on August 24. This brings the total COVID-19 cases to 5,867 with 138 deaths in Lawrence County. As of Wednesday’s report from the Indiana Department of Health, most of Indiana’s counties are in the orange, 16 counties including Orange and Dubois, have reached the red level, with only 9 of the counties standing in the yellow status. Under the red advisory level, the state health department will convene local health officials, health care providers, and other key stakeholders to discuss actions that will be taken. Lawrence County’s positivity rate on all tests over the last 17 days is 17.4 percent. According to the Lawrence County Emergency Management Director, there have been no changes to the requirements except for the potential for some jury trials that may have to be changed as per the Indiana Supreme Courts’ orders. The Lawrence County Commissioners policies implemented recently are still in place with no changes at this time. Residents are asked to be extra careful at public gatherings using masks, social distancing. Residents are encouraged to get vaccinated.

A Lawrence County man arrested after Bedford Police requested to conduct a welfare check
on a possibly suicidal woman. According to Police reports, officers were sent to an apartment in 1300 block of K Street, Tuesday. When they arrived they checked on the woman, but then noticed the odor of marijuana coming from inside another apartment. Officers then knocked on that apartment door and spoke to 59-year-old Randy Cheatham of Bedford. Cheatham uncooperative and would not allow officers inside the apartment. Cheatham explained to officers that he smokes marijuana to treat his brain cancer symptoms. He would not give officers consent to search his apartment without a warrant. Officers detained Cheatham after he ignored commands to not go back into his apartment. A search warrant was obtained and during the search, officers found glass smoking devices, marijuana, meth, THC wax, and other drug paraphernalia. Cheatham arrested on charges of possession of meth, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Tell City Police Department is asking residents to keep an eye out for a missing woman. Angela G. Fleck is a 50-year-old white female, approximately 5’3”, and weighs approximately 150 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes. Last seen in the Tell City area on August 22 nd and has been entered into National Crime Information Center as a missing person. Fleck could be driving a White 2011 Ford Escape with an Indiana registration of BCK-535. If anyone has any information on or her whereabouts or sees Fleck, you are encouraged to contact your local law enforcement agency or call Tell City Central Dispatch at (812)-547-7068.

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Lawrence County Superior Court I Judge John Plummer sentenced 35 year old Harold Leatherman of Mitchell, to six years in the Department of Corrections Wednesday morning after he pleaded guilty to resisting law enforcement, a Level 5 felony in a negotiated plea deal. On May 18th, the Police obtained information that Leatherman was involved in dealing meth and was in possession of several grams of meth.  At 12:45 p.m., a trooper noticed Leatherman driving a Mitsubishi Eclipse traveling north on 3rd Street, near Warren Street, in Mitchell. The trooper knew that Leatherman had a suspended driver’s license and attempted to pull him over. Leatherman accelerated and fled driving at high speeds on the rural county roads. The Mitsubishi was later located with marijuana and 10 grams of meth inside after it was abandoned. On May 24th, police went to a residence. Leatherman was found hiding in a nearby wood line where he attempted to run, but was surrounded by police and taken into custody. Police found additional drugs where Leatherman had been hiding.

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

On Tuesday, Troopers with the Indiana State Police Bloomington District and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested a Mitchell man on charges of child exploitation, possession of child pornography and drug charges.  The investigation by the Indiana State Police ICAC began when five cybertips were received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The cybertips and investigation by police ultimately led to  the arrest of 26 year old Brennan Winkler of Mitchell. He was charged with One Count of Child Exploitation, Twenty Counts of Possession of Child Pornography, One Count of Possession of Methamphetamine, and One County Possession of Paraphernalia.

A pursuit that began shortly after midnight Wednesday morning landed the driver in jail after he crashed into a utility pole guide wire and attempted to flee on foot. Around 12:10 AM, Wednesday morning, Trooper Dakota Novak was patrolling on SR135 just north of Corydon when he observed a red Pontiac approaching him at a high rate of speed. Trooper Novak turned to stop the car after obtaining a RADAR speed of 78mph in a 55mph zone; however, the driver continued to speed up and turned on to Corydon Junction Road. Trooper Novak pursued the Pontiac into New Salisbury, where the driver then turned on to westbound SR64.  The driver, later identified as 18 year old Cameron Osman, of New Salisbury, continued to drive east and westbound on SR64 between the intersections of SR135 and Old SR64 and reached speeds of 110mph.  Trooper Zachary Lavey joined the pursuit and successfully deployed "Stop Sticks," causing one of the vehicle's tires to go flat. The Pontiac eventually ran off the roadway while traveling eastbound on State Road 64 and crashed into a power pole. Osman then fled on foot towards a house but surrendered after attempting to open a locked door on the front porch.  Osman was transported to the Harrison County Jail without further incident on charges Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Resisting Law Enforcement, Reckless Driving and Citations for numerous traffic violations, including a Learner's Permit violation.

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

One man is dead and one man was arrested following a Monday afternoon altercation at a home in Shoals.  At 2:20 p.m. on Monday, the Martin County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of shots fired at a residence at 827 Main Street in Shoals.  When officers arrived, they found an adult male with a gunshot wound. The male who was identified as 39 year old Jeremi Jones of Shoals was pronounced deceased at the scene. An initial investigation into the shooting indicates an altercation had taken place at the residence which led to shots being fired. 22 year old Kestin Jones of Loogootee was immediately taken into custody and initially charged with Murder and incarcerated in the Martin County Jail. The investigation is still ongoing. Agencies assisting at the scene were the Martin County Sherriff's Department, Shoals Police Department, Martin County Coroner and Martin County EMS.  

On Monday, Police made several arrests after conducting a search on a rural Washington County property.   The investigation began when investigators received information of a possible wanted subject hiding out at 1977 South Blue River Road near Salem. As part of the investigation, officers obtained a search warrant which they served on around 9:30 Monday morning. After officers arrived, 55 year old Terry Daffron, of New Albany ran out the back door of a camper located in a wooded area on the property and attempted to flee into the woods. K9 "Riggs" was released and assisted in successfully apprehending Daffron a short time later. Daffron was wanted on several warrants, including a Rape charge from Crawford County. Several people were located on the property, as well as a stolen camper, a stolen car, methamphetamine, and approximately a pound of marijuana.  As a result of the investigation, Police arrested Daffron on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Law Enforcement and on the warrant. 23 year old Hannah Marie Rueff of New Albany on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Stolen Property. 42 year old Thomas Edwards of Salem was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia  and 36 year old Megan Rae Thompson of Salem was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine.

Friday, August 20th, 2021

A Orange County man sentenced after pleading guilty to felony charges of corrupt business influence.
Lawrence Superior Court II Judge Robert Cline sentenced 23-year-old Austin Conn, of Paoli, to six years in the Indiana Department of Correction after pleading guilty to felony charges of corrupt business influence, and theft, for his role in a string of local catalytic converter thefts. The sentence comes as a part of a negotiated plea agreement with the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and Deputy Prosecutor. A civil judgment for restitution to the victims in the case will be determined between the involved parties. Conn arrested for his crimes on June 8th of this year, after a lengthy, multi-agency investigation.

There will be no dance at the FL Senior Citizens tonight or next Friday

It's the start of High School football, across the state of Indiana tonight, and catch all the action SV Football every Friday night here on Q-100. Tonight, in the season opener, its SV vs Eastern Greene. Game time scheduled for 7PM and our coverage to begin around 645PM here on Q-100

Other area Matchups tonight

Paoli at Boonville
Crawford County at Switzerland County
Mitchell at Edgewood
BNL at Martinsville
Salem at North Harrison
West Washing at Eastern Pekin
Jasper at Evansville Memorial
Southridge at Linton Stockton

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Early Tuesday, Detectives with the Indiana State Police, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested a Martin County man on charges of child exploitation and possession of child pornography.  The investigation began when a cyber tip was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The cyber tip and investigation by police ultimately led to an arrest warrant being issued for 38 year old Camden Cobb of Shoals. Cobb was transported to the Lawrence County Jail on charges of Child Exploitation and Fourteen Counts of Possession of Child Pornography.

A Bedford man was arrested after police were called to a Bedford retail outlet on Monday night.   Police were called to  Burkes Outlet on James Avenue where they found 34 year old Larry Heinz of Bedford in a fitting room with the door locked. Police requested Heinz to exit the room in which he did after a short period of time. In the room, several large piles of clothing lying on the floor were notice by police. According to police, he then attempted to go back into the fitting room and became confrontational. Police then noticed that Heinz had something in his pocket. In the pocket police found a bag that contained several pills of a controlled substance. Officers arrested Heinz after said he didn't have a prescription for the pills. Police also found two wallets that Heinz had stolen from the store on his person. Heinz was arrested on two counts of possession of a controlled substance and theft.

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating after a body was discovered in the Wabash River Sunday afternoon in Knox County.  At 12:49 p.m. on Sunday, a fisherman called 911 to report discovering what he believed to be a body in the river. Indiana Conservation Officers responded and confirmed. Indiana Conservation Officers, Vincennes Township Fire Department, and Washington Township Fire Department recovered the body.  The body recovered from the Wabash River has been identified as 53 year old Renold Elp of Vincennes. The cause of death is still under investigation. Other agencies assisting include the Vincennes Police Department, Knox County Sheriff's Department, Knox County EMS, and Knox County Coroner's Office.

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

A mosquito sample from the Shoals area that was tested by Indiana State Department of Health tested positive for the West Nile Virus.  The infected sample was collected at the Boat Ramp at 8th and Main on August 3rd. The best way to protect yourself from West Nile Virus is to prevent mosquitoes from biting you and reduce mosquito breeding areas. Some tips to help avoid mosquito borne diseases and reduce mosquito populations include:

• Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are active (especially late afternoon, dusk to dawn, and early morning);
• Wear insect repellent
• Cover exposed skin by wearing a hat, long sleeves, and long pants in places where mosquitoes are especially active, such as wooded areas;
• Install or repair screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out of the home.

To reduce mosquito populations around your home and neighborhood you should get rid of any standing water available for mosquito breeding.

A Bedford woman was arrested on Friday after police pulled her vehicle over for not having a license plate in Mitchell.  Police pulled over a red Pontiac with no license plate and while speaking with  the driver noticed the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. According to police, the driver identified as 19 year old Jenna Blackwell of Bedford appeared nervous. Police said Blackwell admitted she had smoked marijuana earlier that day and police then searched her vehicle. During the search, police found a cut straw with meth residue on it and a baggie of meth on her person. In Blackwell’s purse officers found another cut straw with meth residue, multiple pills of a controlled substance, and a glass smoking device containing burnt marijuana. She told police none of it was not hers but she was holding it for a friend. Blackwell was arrested on charges of possession of meth, possession of a legend drug, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.






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