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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.