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Sheriff Jerry Goodin

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111 South First Street                            January 11, 2019

Scottsburg, Indiana 47170

 

Immediate Release:

 

We Mean What We Say

 

Scott County- Since Sheriff Jerry Goodin took office on January 1, 2019, multiple drug related arrests have been made in Scott County. Sheriff Goodin released an official statement in regards to his zero tolerance policy for drug offenses. He vowed to make Scott County a drug free county and his holding true to his statement. The following drug arrests have been made since January 1, 2019:

 

1/3/19: In collaboration with the Indiana State Police, Harold Cochran was arrested for (2) counts of DEALING IN METHAMPHETAMINE - AT LEAST FIVE GRAMS BUT LESS THAN TEN GRAMS.

 

 

 

1/6/19: Deputies responded to a male subject parked in a residence driveway. Jimmie Pate was arrested for OPERATING WHILE INTOXICATED, RESISTING LAW ENFORCEMENT, and POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, HASH OIL, HASHISH OR SALVIA - PRIOR CONVICTION

 

 

 

1/6/19: Deputy Josh Watterson conducted a traffic stop on Highway 56 and arrested the passenger, Adaija Boozer for VISITING A COMMON NUISANCE, POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA, and POSSESSION MARIJUANA/HASH OIL/HASHISH OR SALVIA.

Deputies arrested the driver of the vehicle, Kenneth Jones for MAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCE, POSSESSION MARIJUANA/HASH OIL/HASHISH OR SALVIA, OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT, and FALSE INFORMING.

 

                                                                                                                                                              

 

1/6/19: Deputy Joe Baker conducted a traffic stop and arrested Aaron Couch for MAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCE, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF SYRINGE, and POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE.

Deputies arrested Jacinda Barrett for POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF SYRINGE, and VISITING A COMMON NUISANCE

Deputies arrested Scott Cope for UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF SYRINGE, POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, VISITING A COMMON NUISANCE, and POSSESSION MARIJUANA/HASH OIL/HASHISH OR SALVIA  

 

                                          

      

 

1/8/19: Deputy Phillip Thomas conducted a traffic stop and arrested Kristen Couch for RESISTING LAW ENFORCEMENT, DISORDERLY CONDUCT, and POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA.

 

 

1/9/19: Deputy Kevin Huber conducted a traffic stop and arrested Tyler snow for POSSESSION MARIJUANA/HASH OIL/HASHISH OR SALVIA and POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA.

 

 

1/10/19: Deputy Joe Baker conducted a traffic stop and arrested Steven Bowling for POSSESSION MARIJUANA/HASH OIL/HASHISH OR SALVIA and POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA

 

 

1/10/19: A search warrant was conducted and led to the arrest of Lora Johnson for MAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCE, DEALING IN MARIJUANA/HASH OIL/HASHISH OR SALVIA, DEALING SCHEDULE I, II, III CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, and POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA. During the search warrant Jeffrey Powell was arrested for MAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCE, POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA, DEALING IN MARIJUANA/HASH OIL/HASHISH OR SALVIA.

                              

                                   

 

1/10/19: Deputy Paul Clute assisted by deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Austin City Police Officers, and the Indiana State Police executed a search warrant at 13852 W. 163 N in Deputy, Indiana in Jefferson County.   Two individuals were arrested (Perry Gammons on multiple warrants) (Chris Boyle Possession of Methamphetamine). The individuals were taken into custody by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and transported to the Jefferson County Jail.

 

1/11/19: Deputy Johnny Coomer conducted a traffic stop that led to the arrest of Justin Smith for POSSESSION MARIJUANA/HASH OIL/HASHISH OR SALVIA, MAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCE, and RESISTING LAW ENFORCEMENT - USES VEHICLE OR DRAWS ORUSES DEADLY WEAPON. During the traffic stop, Ashley Fleenor was arrested for POSSESSION MARIJUANA/HASH OIL/HASHISH OR SALVIA, VISITING A COMMON NUISANCE, POSSESSION OF COCAINE OR SCHEDULE I OR II NARCOTIC DRUG - AT LEAST 5 GRAMS BUT LESS THAN 10, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OR USE OF A LEGEND DRUG OR PRECURSOR, POSSESSION SCHEDULE I, II, III, OR IV CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, THEFT -- LESS THAN $750, POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF SYRINGE, OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT and POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA – PRIOR. Also arrested was Austin Hall, POSSESSION OF COCAINE OR SCHEDULE I OR II NARCOTIC DRUG - AT LEAST 5 GRAMS BUT LESS THAN 10 GRAMS.

 

                                   

 

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All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a Court of Law.

Shofner/Shelton/Goodin

Contact Sheriff Jerry Goodin at Scott County Sheriff’s Office (812)752-8400

 

 

 

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, contact the Scott County Sheriff’s Office at (812)752-8400.

 

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New Release

Scott County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Jerry Goodin

News Release

 

111 South First Street                                             January 3, 2019

Scottsburg, Indiana 47170

 

Immediate Release:

 

Scott County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking Reserve Deputies

 

Scott County-Sheriff Jerry Goodin is looking for a few good men and women to serve as reserve deputies at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. If you are interested in becoming a reserve deputy and serving your community, please stop by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office to pick up a reserve application.

 

 

 

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Jacklyn Colwell Shofner

Contact Sheriff Jerry Goodin at Scott County Sheriff’s Office (812)752-8400.

 

 

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, contact the Scott County Sheriff’s Office at (812)752-8400.

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Scott County Sheriff's Office

 

Sheriff Jerry Goodin Declares Scott County a Drug Free County

 

Scott County - Scott County’s newly elected Sheriff Jerry Goodin, has taken office at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. First order of business, effective January 1st, is declaring Scott County Indiana a drug free zone. Sheriff Goodin will hold a zero tolerance policy with dealing, manufacturing, and possession of illicit drugs. Scott County Sheriff’s Office will be diligently pursuing any and all persons who are dealing drugs in Scott County. If you are contributing to the drug problem in Scott County, let this message serve as your official and final warning to either quit, move, or be arrested.

Scott County has been in the midst of a drug battle. Sheriff Goodin is ready to attack these issues and reclaim Scott County as drug free and a safe haven for its residents.

 

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Jacklyn Colwell Shofner

Contact Sheriff Jerry Goodin at Scott County Sheriff’s Office (812)752-8400.

 

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, contact the Scott County Sheriff’s Office at (812)752-8400.

 

K-9 Arina Retires

Effective December 10, 2018, K-9 Arina will be retired from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. Arina is a German Shepherd and was assigned to K-9 handler, Lieutenant Shawn Mayer. Arina began her career at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office on July 11, 2014. She was certified in the area of narcotics.

 

In 2015, Arina received the American Police K-9 Association Presidential Award for Small Department Drug Interdiction.  In her career, she assisted in the seizure of more than $150,000 US currency and approximately $300,000 worth of illicit narcotics.  Arina often made appearances in the schools and participated in programs and presentations for the youth.  Additionally, Arina assisted the schools with searches. 

 

K-9 Arina will remain with her handler and enjoy retirement living with Lieutenant Mayer and family.

 

Thank you for your service, Arina. Happy Retirement from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office!

 

   

 

 

                       

 

 

 

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New Year's Day Meal Sign-up

********ATTENTION*********

As the New Year is approaching on us quickly the Sheriff's Office is preparing for the sign up time for the New Year's day Meals. The Sheriff's Office will start taking names on Monday November 26th @ 8:30 a.m. and will continue to take names until December 14th @ Noon.

You need to call the 812-752-8400 Ext 1 between the hours of 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday to give us your name and the number of meals you will be needing. We will not be taking calls on Saturday or Sunday

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Scott County Sheriff’s Office
111 S 1st Street
Scottsburg, IN 47170
812-752-8400
www.scottcountysheriff.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 28, 2018
The Scottsburg City Police and Scott County Sheriff’s Office Issues 56 Traffic Citations, Makes 11 Arrests During Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Over a 24-day period, the Scott County Traffic Safety Partnership issued 56 traffic citations and made 11 arrests during the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization.
About 230 Indiana law-enforcement agencies joined thousands nationwide to increase roving patrols, saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is supported with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funds distributed by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.
“Highly visible, data-driven traffic enforcement such as this has been proven to deter impaired driving,” said Sheriff Kenny Hughbanks. “Our commitment to enforcing the law and saving lives continues throughout the year.”
In every state, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. In Indiana, drivers under 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher are subject to fines and a license suspension for up to 1 year. Since 2017, more than 2,600 portable breath tests have been purchased for state and local law-enforcement agencies across Indiana.
Getting arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) means going to jail and losing your driver’s license. The average cost? About $10,000, including car towing and repairs, attorney fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work and other hefty expenses. For more information, visit http://on.IN.gov/drivesober.
Drive High - Get an OWI
Impaired driving includes more than alcohol, and there is no quick field test for the many prescription, over-the-counter and illegal drugs that can impair drivers. This year, the police officers highly trained to recognize and enforce drug-impaired driving were issued Android tablets to simplify documentation for prosecution.
Taking a new drug or a higher dose? Talk with a doctor or don’t drive until you know what effects it has. Even over-the-counter medication can cause impairment, especially when combined with alcohol or a second drug.
Ride Sober or Get Pulled Over
Motorcycle riders have the reputation for being tough, but no one is tough enough to withstand the effects
of impaired riding. Motorcycles are about 3 percent of registered vehicles, but are dramatically
overrepresented in fatal crashes involving alcohol. And the more that bikers drink, the less likely they are
to wear helmets.
Impaired driving alternatives
With all of today’s options for getting home safely, there’s no excuse for getting behind the wheel
impaired as it endangers you and everyone else around you. Law enforcement recommends these safe
alternatives to impaired driving:
• Designate, or be, a sober driver.
• Use public transportation.
• Call a cab or a ridesharing service.
• Download the SaferRide mobile app on the Android Play Store or the Apple iTunes Store. This
app only has three options: call a taxi, call a friend, and identify your location for pickup.
• Celebrate at home or a place where you can stay until sober.
• Throwing a party? Offer non-alcoholic beverages and plenty of food.
• Never provide alcohol to minors.
• Ask young drivers about their plans.
• Friend or family member about to drive? Take the keys and make alternate arrangements.
Report impaired drivers
Impaired driving is three times more common at night than during the day. If you see an impaired driver,
turn off the road away from the vehicle and call 911. Signs of impaired driving include:
 Weaving, swerving, drifting, or straddling the center line
 Driving at a very slow speed
 Braking erratically
 Making wide turns
 Stopping without cause
 Responding slowly to traffic signals
 Driving after dark with headlights off
 Almost striking an object or vehicle
 Driving on the wrong side of the road
 Turning abruptly or illegally
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K-9 Carl Retiring from Scott County Sheriff's Office

K-9 Carl has retired from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. Carl is a Belgian Malinois and was assigned to K-9 handler, Sergeant JR Ward. Carl began his career at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office in August 2016. He was certified in areas of narcotics, aggression control/suspect apprehension, building searches, area searches, article searches, and tracking.

 

K-9 Carl will remain with his handler and enjoy retirement living with Sergeant Ward and family. 

 

Thank you for your service, Carl. Happy Retirement from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office!

                              

 

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Deputy Assisted a Disable Vehicle on Interstate 65 and Resulted in Drug Arrests

On August 17, 2018, Deputy Joe Baker responded to Interstate 65 (southbound) at the 27 mile marker to assist a disabled vehicle. Upon arrival, Deputy Baker observed two male subjects, identified as James Byers and Gregory Leonard, outside of the vehicle attempting to change a tire. Deputy Baker observed a female, identified as Toni Knudson inside the vehicle. Deputy Baker made contact with vehicle owner, James Byers, to see how he could assist and noticed expired plates on the vehicle. Deputy Baker cross referenced the expired plate to the vehicle owner and Mr. James Byers had an active warrant out of Clark County for drug related charges.

Criminal activity was suspected and Deputy Baker requested a K-9 unit. Upon arrival, K-9, Cyrus, was deployed by K-9 handler, Joshua Watterson, to do an exterior search of the vehicle. K-9 Cyrus was able to show a positive indication for the possible presence of a narcotic substance near the trunk, passenger, and driver’s side door. A syringe loaded with the presence of a clear substance was located in the trunk of the vehicle. Multiple syringes were then found on the interior of the vehicle. Additionally, Toni Knudson attempted to discard a flashlight during the investigation and Deputy Baker discovered two ($100) counterfeit bills located inside of the flashlight.

Gregory Leonard and Toni Knudson were taken into custody. Upon search incident to arrest, a total of 1.5 grams of a crystal-like substance was discovered in Leonard’s possession. The substance field tested positive for methamphetamine. Upon arrival at the Scott County Detention Center, Toni Knudson was searched and 15 grams of a crystal-like substance was found in her possession. The substance field tested positive for methamphetamine. Additionally, (2) syringes were found in her possession.

Toni Knudson

C 16-42-19-18(FL6) ~ UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF SYRINGE
IC 35-48-4-13(A)MB ~ VISITING A COMMON NUISANCE
IC 35-48-4-6.1(A)FL6 ~ POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE
IC 35-48-4-7(A)MA ~ POSSESSION SCHEDULE I, II, III, OR IV CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
IC 35-43-5-2(A)FL6 ~ COUNTERFEITING; FORGERY; APPLICATION FRAUD - COURNTERFEITING
IC 35-48-4-8.3(A)MA ~ POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA

 

Gregory Leonard

 

IC 35-48-4-6.1(A)FL6 ~ POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE
IC 35-48-4-13(A)MB ~ VISITING A COMMON NUISANCE

 

 

 

 

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests

On July 31, 2018, Lieutenant Detective, Joe Johnson, observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed near Wilbur Avenue. Lieutenant Detective Johnson observed an item being thrown out of the vehicle at which time Johnson notified deputies responding of the exact location and what he observed. Captain Herald and Deputy Marshall recovered a crystal like substance, that field tested positive for Methamphetamines. Additionally, the substance totaled 11.11 grams.

 

Lieutenant Detective Johnson initiated a traffic stop and made contact with driver, Jimmy Melton and passenger, Sherman Rose. Further investigation was conducted and Lieutenant Detective Johnson discovered Jimmy Melton was driving on a suspended permit. Sergeant Scott McCoskey and his K-9 Detection Dog, Diablo, of the Austin Police Department made scene as well. K-9 Diablo made a positive indication for the possible presence of a narcotic substance on the driver side of the vehicle Melton was driving.

 

Driver, Jimmy Melton, and passenger, Sherman Rose, were arrested and booked at the Scott County Detention Center on the following charges.

                               

Sherman Rose: 

IC 35-48-4-13(A)MB ~ VISITING A COMMON NUISANCE
IC 35-48-4-6.1(A)FL6 ~ POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE

 

Jimmy Melton: 

IC 35-48-4-13(b)FL6 ~ MAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCE
IC 35-48-4-6.1(A)FL6 ~ POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE

 

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