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Troopers will be Conducting Sobriety Checkpoint in Knox County this Weekend

 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Indiana State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Sunday, August 18. The exact location and time will not be released. Motorists that are not impaired can expect only short delays of 2-3 minutes while passing through the checkpoint.

Troopers encourage all motorists to call 911 or the closest Indiana State Police Post when they observe another motorist that may be impaired. Be prepared to give a description of the vehicle, location, and direction of travel.

The Indiana State Police are committed to traffic safety and will continue to conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints to apprehend impaired drivers and to deter others from drinking and driving.

Sullivan Man Arrested for DUI and Spitting on Trooper

A Sullivan man was arrested and charged yesterday afternoon for Driving Under the Influence and spitting on an Indiana State Trooper. He had a BAC of .32 percent, four times the legal limit in Indiana.

Arrested and Charged was Ron G. Howson, 51, Sullivan, IN

  1. Driving While Intoxicated, Class A Misdemeanor
  2. Battery with a bodily fluid on a Law Enforcement Officer, Class 5 Felony
  3. Intimidation of a Law Enforcement Officer, Class 6 Felony
  4. Disorderly Conduct, Class B Misdemeanor

Yesterday afternoon at approximately 3:00, Trooper Hurley was patrolling in Oaktown when he observed the driver of a 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche driving left of center on Maple Street.

The driver was stopped and identified as Howson.

Trooper Hurley detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage and observed signs of impairment.

Field sobriety tests conducted on scene indicated Howson was impaired.

While Howson was being transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes for a chemical test he started yelling and spitting.

Howson was told to stop, but he continued to yell and spit toward

Trooper Hurley. When they arrived at the hospital Howson refused to exit and had to be pulled from the vehicle. Howson continued to be disorderly and made several threats toward Trooper Hurley.

Further investigation at the hospital revealed Howson had a blood alcohol content of .32%.

He was transported to the Knox County Jail where he continued to be uncooperative.

Arresting Officer: Trooper Tanner Hurley, Indiana State Police

Washington County Inmate Roster – 8-15-19

August 14

Salem Police Department

Della Louise Boswell, 42, Salem

  • Out of County Charges Only 

Rebecca Lynn Horn, 50, Salem

  • Battery – Bodily Waste

August 15 

Indiana State Police

Ronald Ray Davidson, 71, Greenville

  • Operating a Vehicle Intoxicated
  • Operating a Vehicle Intoxicated with Previous Conviction



Washington County Inmate Roster – 8-14-19

August 13

Washington County Sheriff’s Department

Douglas Raymond McKinsey, 54, Pekin

  • Violation of Probation

Yolonda D Moss, 48, Louisville

  • Theft – at least $750 but less than $50,000

Ronald Lee Brandenburg, 68, Salem

  • Failure to appear

Indiana State Police

Heather Jo Voyles, 31, Campbellsburg

  • Possession of Marijuana, Hash Oil, Hashish or Salvia
  • Dealing in Marijuana, Hash Oil, Hashish or Salvia
  • Maintaining a Common Nuisance
  • Neglect of a Dependent
  • Possession of Paraphernalia
  • Manufacture of an explosive device

Salem Police Department

Andrew S Pavey, 38, Salem

  • Possession of Meth
  • Maintaining a Common Nuisance
  • Possession of Marijuana, Hash Oil, Hashish or Salvia

Carolyn Sue Thompson, 36, Salem

  • Possession of Marijuana, Hash Oil, Hashish or Salvia
  • Possession of Schedule I through IV Controlled Substance
  • Maintaining a Common Nuisance


Washington County Inmate Roster – 8-13-19

August 13

Indiana State Police 

Julie C. Fleenor, 38, Salem

  • Check Deception – Warrant

Two Louisville Men Caught and Arrested for Trying To Bring Drugs Into Scott County

On August 11, 2019, Deputies Johnney Coomer, Skylar Thompson and Darin Marshall along with Austin City Police Officer Cody Newsome responded to an address in Austin for a suspicious vehicle.

Upon arrival, contact was made with two males. During the course of speaking with the males, they provided their names and other information to the deputies.

It was later learned that the information they provided was false.

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After concluding the investigation it led to the arrest of Lamont Porter, 26, of Louisville, Kentucky for False Informing, Operator Never Licensed, Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance and an out of county warrant.

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James Chandler, 46, of Louisville, Kentucky was also arrested for False Informing, Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Visiting a Common Nuisance and Trafficking with an Inmate.

During the course of this investigation over an ounce of methamphetamine was seized.


Sheriff Jerry Goodin wants to reiterate that bringing drugs into Scott County will absolutely not be tolerated and drug-related arrests will continue until the goal of a drug-free Scott County is achieved.  



Weekend Arrests for the Scott County Sheriff’s Office

On August 10, 2019, Deputies John Smith, John Hartman and Kenton Mckowsky of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Scottsburg in an attempt to serve an outstanding arrest warrant. Upon arrival William Hamby, 32, of Scottsburg was arrested on a warrant for Escape, Failure to Return to Lawful Detention.

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On August 10, 2019, Deputies John Hartman and John Smith of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office received information of an intoxicated male operating a vehicle headed towards Austin. Deputy Hartman located and stopped the suspect vehicle in Austin. A further investigation led to the arrest of Jacob Parker, 30, of Scottsburg for Operating While Intoxicated.

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On August 11, 2019, Deputies Johns Hartman and Kenton Mccowsky of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the Austin area. An investigation led to the arrest of Erika Martinez, 32, of Scottsburg for Driving While Suspended Prior.

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On August 11, 2019, Deputies Skylar Thompson and Johnney Coomer conducted a traffic stop in the Scottsburg area. An investigation led to the arrest of Jeremias Mateo, 22, of Seymour, Indiana for Operator Never Licensed.

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The Indiana State Police Reminds You To Stop For School Buses


The end of summer can only mean one thing, school is back in session. School buses will be back on the road and troopers with the Indiana State Police Bremen Post will be hitting the roads to watch for stop arm violations. High visibility enforcement will be used to encourage motorists to stop for school buses and take enforcement action for those that don’t.

The Indiana State Police would like to remind motorists of the Indiana law concerning school buses, flashing lights, and stop arms. When approaching a school bus from any direction, which is stopped and has its red lights flashing and stop arm extended, motorists are required to STOP, even on multiple lane highways where there is no barrier or median separating lanes of traffic.

Motorists who are on a highway that is divided by a barrier, such as cable barrier, concrete wall, or grassy median, are required to stop only if they are traveling in the same direction as the school bus.

Always be prepared to stop for a school bus and watch for children. Not only is disregarding a school bus stop arm dangerous, it is a serious offense.

The Indiana State Police are committed to the safety of our children and keeping Indiana’s roadways safe through enforcement and education.

Failing to Move Over Results in Meth Arrest

On Monday, August 12, 2019, at approximately 12:58 a.m., Trooper Dustin Zehnder was conducting a traffic stop on the shoulder of I-64 eastbound near the 119 mile-marker in Floyd County.

Although Trooper Zehnder’s emergency lights were activated, Trooper Tate Rohlfing soon observed a black Chevrolet pick-up truck fail to yield to Trooper Zehnder.   

The vehicle did not move over or slow down and passed by the traffic stop while Trooper Zehnder was out his vehicle and speaking with the occupants of the stopped vehicle. 

Trooper Rohlfing stopped the truck for failing to move over. 

During the traffic stop, Trooper Rohlfing determined further investigation was warranted and later searched the vehicle.

The search of the vehicle uncovered suspected methamphetamine, prescription pills, and paraphernalia. 

As a result, the passenger, Tamara D. Ball, 56, of Harrodsburg, Kentucky was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine – a Level 6 Felony, Possession of a Legend Drug – a Level 6 Felony, and Possession of Paraphernalia – an A Misdemeanor.  Bell was transported to the Floyd County Jail without incident. 

The driver of the truck, James B. Denardi, of Louisville, Kentucky, was cited for failing to yield and released from the scene. 

Hazardous Material Spill sends One Trooper and Three Drivers to Evansville Hospital

This morning at approximately 9:18, Indiana State Police responded to an incident on SR66 east of Epworth Road involving a 2019 Peterbilt tractor and trailer that had leaked an unknown substance onto three other vehicles.

When Senior Trooper Seth Rainey arrived he noticed the material that leaked from the tractor-trailer was hazardous and that the material was on the roadway and on several vehicles.

Due to the material being hazardous, Ohio Township Fire Department and Warrick EMS was dispatched to the scene and all eastbound lanes on SR 66 between Epworth and Grimm Road were closed.

Eventually all lanes between Epworth and Grimm were closed while crews prepared to move the tractor-trailer. All lanes were re-opened at 2:50 p.m.

The chemical involved was Nitriles Liquid Toxic (Polyamide Oligomers). Three drivers and Trooper Rainey were decontaminated at the scene by fire department personnel before being transported to St. Vincent Hospital for precautionary measures. The driver of the semi was not treated. The owner of the tractor-trailer is Time Dedicated Carriers, Rockport, IN.

Important Note: Anyone that may have had physical contact with this liquid chemical is encouraged to seek medical attention. Exposure is not life threatening. If you traveled through the spill site and notice an unknown substance on your vehicle we encourage you to contact:

Joe Carol, Chem Group, Evansville, IN at 812-305-8476

Investigating Agency: Indiana State Police

Assisting Agencies: Warrick County Sheriff’s Department, Ohio Township FD, Newburgh FD,

Boonville FD, Scott Twp. FD, and Warrick EMS.