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Domestic Incident turns into Search and Arrest


Scott County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Jerry Goodin

News Release


111 South First Street                                                                  

Scottsburg, Indiana 47170

Date:  5/13/21


Immediate Release:

Domestic Incident turns into Search and Arrest

Scott County-On May 12, 2021, Deputies with the Scott County Sheriff's Office responded to Birch Tree Lane in Scottsburg in reference to an alleged domestic dispute. One of the individuals involved identified as Stephen McManus, age 29, of Madison, Indiana, was allegedly at a residence without the homeowner's consent.  Upon arrival, deputies discovered McManus's vehicle was near the residence with the homeowner's dog inside of the vehicle.  McManus had allegedly taken the homeowner's dog and a firearm from the residence. Further investigation revealed McManus was on parole with the Indiana Department of Correction.

A search for McManus in the nearby area began with witnesses advising they observed McManus run towards a wooded area near the residence.  McManus was located at a gas station in Scottsburg.  He was arrested and transported to the Scott County Jail.  McManus was arrested for Residential Entry, Resisting Law Enforcement, Criminal Trespass, and a Parole Hold. 


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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.