July 29, 2020, at approximately 11:10 p.m., Trooper William Clark of the Putnamville State Police Post was patrolling and initiated a traffic stop on a Pontiac Grand Prix at Judy Lane and Main Street, in Sullivan, IN, for failure to stop at a stop sign.
Further investigation by Trooper Clark revealed that the driver was a female juvenile and that she displayed signs of impairment.
The juvenile agreed to submit to a certified test, and failed.
She was cited, and released to her parents.
A passenger in the vehicle was identified as James H. Hightshoe, age 51, of Vevay, Indiana. The Pontiac Grand Prix belonged to Hightshoe.
The criminal activity was detected and a search was conducted. During the search it was discovered that Hightshoe had methamphetamine, 4 hypodermic syringes, marijuana, and paraphernalia in his possession.
Hightshoe was arrested and taken to the Sullivan County Jail where he is currently being held.
Arrested and Charges: James H. Hightshoe, 51, Vevay, IN
- Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony 4
- Possession of Hypodermic Syringe, Felony 6
- Contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Class A Misdemeanor
- Possession of Marijuana, Class A Misdemeanor
Assisting: Trooper Justin Bell of the Putnamville State Police Post and Officer Eberhardt of the Sullivan City Police Department.
All criminal defendants are presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.