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Scott County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Jerry Goodin

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111 South First Street                                                                   Date 04/22/2019  

Scottsburg, Indiana 47170


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Weekend Arrests for the Scott County Sheriff’s Office



Scott County-On April 20, 2019 deputies with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a disturbance on Blocher Road. Upon their arrival a male began running away from the residence. A short foot pursuit resulted in the arrest of Chris Tharp, 33, of Deputy for Domestic Battery, Fleeing Law Enforcement and an out of county warrant.


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On April 21, 2019 deputies with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office observed suspicious behavior coming from inside a vehicle parked at the Taco Bell. After checking the suspicious activity Derek Shelton, 30, of Austin was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Possession of Paraphernalia. Tisha Smith was also arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, Visiting a Common Nuisance, Unlawful Possession of a Syringe and Possession of Paraphernalia.



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

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