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Scott County Sheriff's Deputy's Proactive Patrols leads to Multiple Arrests


"There are Two (2) Parts to this Story"

Scott County Sheriff's Deputy's Proactive Patrols Leads to Multiple Arrests for two (2) Auto Thefts and a Burglary...Proof your Deputies Continue to Bust their Tales keeping Scott County Safe.

Scott County-(Part 1) On 3-25-2023, Scott County Sheriff's Office Reserve Deputy Steve Frey was on patrol in northwestern Scott County when he observed a black passenger car veer off of the road and into the grass before reentering the travel portion of the roadway. Deputy Frey conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, a 2019 Ford, immediately after witnessing the vehicle reenter the road.  As Deputy Frey approached the vehicle, he noticed there was no license plate affixed to the rear of the car and upon making contact with the driver, he identified himself as Timothy J. Rose of Austin, Indiana. Rose advised he didn't have a driver's license and further stated he had stolen the 2019 Ford vehicle from a car lot in Scottsburg earlier that evening, moments after first advising the vehicle belonged to an unidentified friend. Deputy Frey was able to recover the stolen vehicle and after notifying the owner of the dealership, he was able to assist the owner with securing the dealership office that was damaged when forced open to enter the building where the vehicle keys were kept.  Other keys were located strategically placed near several vehicles on the lot, apparently so those vehicles could be stolen later as well.  Rose was arrested for Auto Theft and Possession of Marijuana. Deputy Eric Balingit and Reserve Deputy Joe Lucas of the Sheriff's Office and Patrolman Cody Newsome of the Scottsburg City Police assisted Deputy Frey with this investigation. Rose was transported to the Scott County Jail where he remains incarcerated.

(Part 2) On 3-28-2023, Scott County Sheriff's Deputy Kacey Reschar and K-9 Karma were on patrol in Scottsburg when Deputy Reschar observed a traffic violation on a red Chevrolet truck traveling east on State Road 56 near Bond Street. Deputy Reschar conducted a traffic stop on the truck for the observed offense and the driver, later identified as Jaron Mullins of Austin, Indiana was eventually arrested for Resisting Law Enforcement and Obstruction of Justice.  Deputy Reschar reported he observed what he thought to be methamphetamine in Mullins' hand and when he attempted to retrieve the suspected methamphetamine, Mullins began to resist Deputy Reschar, eventually landing both Deputy Reschar and Mullins on the ground. Mullins was eventually placed under arrest and was transported to the Scott County Jail where he remains incarcerated.

On 4-1-2023, a local citizen residing on East Cutshall Road reported a burglary at their summer home to Scott County Sheriff's Office Deputy Zachary Brown. Deputy Brown's investigation revealed the homeowner had been away from the residence for several months and upon his return, he observed the rear door of the home had been forced open and several items were missing, along with his red 1995 Chevrolet truck.  Further investigation revealed the red truck was the same truck stopped on 3-28-2023 by Deputy Reschar, where he arrested the driver (Jaron Mullins) for Resisting Law Enforcement and Obstruction of Justice. Deputy Brown, assisted by a Scott County Sheriff's Office Detective, was able to return the truck to the owner and further located several items stolen from the residence. The truck and the alleged stolen items were returned to the citizen. An arrest warrant was requested for Jaron Mullins for the additional criminal violations through the Scott County Prosecutors Office.  The investigation into this burglary and the vehicle theft is ongoing at this time.

Sheriff Goodin stated the following... "I want our citizens to know and understand one thing...the Scott County Sheriff's Office will diligently identify, investigate, and arrest criminals who prey upon our citizens and neighbors we are sworn to protect. This news release clearly demonstrates what can be accomplished when actively patrolling for crime.




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

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