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Shortly before midnight last night, a trooper from the Indiana
State Police Post at Sellersburg observed a female standing near the roadway at U.S. Highway #31 near Court Avenue in Jeffersonville. The female was holding a sign panhandling for money. As the trooper approached her he recognized her as a person he had advised earlier in the evening to move away from the road for safety concerns.

As the trooper began speaking with the female from his vehicle, she refused to identify herself. She then ran around to the driver’s side of the police car
and attempted to shut the trooper’s car door as he was exiting the car. As he
continued out of his car the female fled.

As the trooper got closer to her, she turned around and battered the trooper. The trooper took her into custody,identified her as Jennifer Renea Trew, 32, of Jeffersonville, and transported her to the Clark County Jail on charges of Battery and Resisting Law Enforcement, both Misdemeanors.

No one was injured during the incident.