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Two Separate Incidents, Two Cases Solved, Four Face Charges


Scott County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Jerry Goodin

News Release


111 South First Street                                   Date 07/02/2020

Scottsburg, Indiana 47170


Immediate Release


Two Separate Incidents, Two Cases Solved, Four Face Charges

Scott County-On June 14, 2020, Deputies with the Scott County Sheriff's office responded to Colwell's General Store in Lexington for a burglary in progress. When officers arrived the suspects had already left the scene however, it was determined the suspects had broken into the store after it closed and stole several food items, motor oil and other miscellaneous items. When officers arrived they processed the crime scene and was able to gather video surveillance of the incident. After identifying the suspects, three juveniles, deputies filed their reports with the prosecutor's office and the three juveniles were arrested for the burglary and were put on home incarceration. 


On July 1, 2020, Corporal Johnney Coomer and Deputies Zach Brown and Jessica Dickey responded to a mobile home fire located at State Road #356 in Lexington.  When deputies arrived on scene they began their investigation with the assistance of the Lexington Township Fire Department. After deputies spoke to Tiffany Paiz,  37,  resident of the home, they arrested her for Arson, Unlawful Possession of a Syringe, Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Recklessness, Criminal Mischief Institutional Loss of At Least $750 but less than $50,000, Obstruction of Justice and Resisting Law Enforcement.  She was incarcerated at the Scott County Jail.

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

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.