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Body of Anderson man recovered after falling from boat

The body of an Anderson man was recovered from Westwood Park Reservoir in Henry County, Indiana.

Jeff Maxwell, 61, was pulled out of the water after nearly three hours of search operations.

A 911 call came in to Henry County Dispatch today at approximately 2:34 p.m.  Maxwell was located by ICO sonar operators and the recovery was made at approximately 5:13 p.m. by Conservation Officers and Henry County Sheriff’s Department divers.

Maxwell and a passenger were fishing on Maxwell’s small pontoon boat.  According to his passenger, Maxwell was at the back of the boat operating the trolling motor when he leaned over, causing the boat to tip and eject both occupants.

After resurfacing, Maxwell held onto a throwable personal floatation device while the passenger swam to retrieve the boat.  After retrieving the boat, the passenger could not find Maxwell.

Exact cause of death is pending autopsy results.  Next of kin have been notified.

Jackson County Inmate Roster – 8-3-20

Inmates booked into the Jail within the last 24 hours.
 
Flowers, Reginald D
Booking #: 104048
Booking Date: 08-03-2020 – 3:27 am
Charges: 9-30-5-2(a) (1162) MOTOR VEHICLE- OPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE INTOXICATED
9-30-5-1(a) (106) MOTOR VEHICLE- OPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE INTOXICATED
Bond: $355
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Drummond, Austin M
Booking #: 104047
Booking Date: 08-03-2020 – 3:16 am
Charges: 35-48-4-6 (75) CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE- POSSESS COCAINE OR NARCOTIC DRUG
35-48-4-11(a) (906) CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE- POSSESSION MARIJUANA/HASH OIL/HASHISH/SALVIA
Bond: No Bond
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Chaves-Calixto, Rodrigo
Booking #: 104046
Booking Date: 08-03-2020 – 12:56 am
Charges: 9-30-5-2(a) (1162) MOTOR VEHICLE- OPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE INTOXICATED
9-30-5-2(b) (107) MOTOR VEHICLE- OPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE INTOXICATED- ENDANGERMENT
Bond: $705
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Kleber, Brett L
Booking #: 104045
Booking Date: 08-02-2020 – 9:49 pm
Charges: 1 Serve Time Circut Court
Bond: No Bond
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Schuerman, Crystal D
Booking #: 104044
Booking Date: 08-02-2020 – 9:05 pm
Charges: 9-24-19-2 (27) MOTOR VEHICLE- DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED- PRIOR SUSPENSION WITHIN 10 YEARS
35-44.1-3-1 (210) PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION- RESISTING LAW ENFORCEMENT
99 Warrant Service
Bond: $705
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Holley, Randall C
Booking #: 104043
Booking Date: 08-02-2020 – 7:57 pm
Charges: 99 Warrant Service
Bond: No Bond
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Fish, Arthur D
Booking #: 104042
Booking Date: 08-02-2020 – 11:14 am
Charges: 16-42-19-18 (604) HEALTH- POSSESS HYPODERMIC SYRINGE OR NEEDLE
Bond: No Bond
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Gonzalez-Rodas, Mario
Booking #: 104041
Release Date: 08-02-2020 – 3:23 pm
Booking Date: 08-02-2020 – 6:15 am
Charges: 9-30-5-2(a) (1162) MOTOR VEHICLE- OPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE INTOXICATED
9-30-5-1(b) A-Misd (1040) Operating A Vehicle With An Ace Of .15 Or More
Bond: $705
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Inmates released from the Jail within the last 24 hours.
 
Gonzalez-Rodas, Mario
Booking #: 104041
Release Date: 08-02-2020 – 3:23 pm
Booking Date: 08-02-2020 – 6:15 am
Charges: 9-30-5-2(a) (1162) MOTOR VEHICLE- OPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE INTOXICATED
9-30-5-1(b) A-Misd (1040) Operating A Vehicle With An Ace Of .15 Or More
Bond: $705
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Washington County Inmate Roster – 8-3-20

July 30 

Washington County Sheriff’s Department

Richard L. Squire, 50, Salem

  • Possession of Meth
  • Possession or use of legend drug or precursor
  • Operating Motor Vehicle While License Suspended or Revoked 
  • Possession of Marijuana Hash Oil Hashish or Salvia
  • Possession of Paraphernalia with prior unrelated judgment or conviction.

July 31

Washington County Sheriff’s Department

Sherry J. Williams, 49, Sebastian, Florida

  • Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated
  • Operating While Intoxicated Per Se
  • Resisting Law Enforcement – Using a Vehicle to Flee
  • Reckless Driving – in the immediate vicinity of the highway work zone
  • Institutional Criminal Mischief

Kasi Michelle Ballew, 30, Clarksville, IN

  • Causing Auto Theft
  • Aiding or Causing Auto Theft

Bailey Austin Brooks, 25, Scottsburg

  • Failure to Appear

Salem Police Department

Michelle Delane Kemp, 61, Salem

  • Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated

August 1

Salem Police Department

Rebecca Dawn Nunn, 35, Scottsburg, IN

  • Operating While Intoxicated Per Se
  • Operating A Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Syringe

Richie Tolman Washburn, 31, Scottsburg

  • Operating While Intoxicated Per Se
  • Possession or use of legend drug or precursor
  • Operating Motor Vehicle While License Suspended or Revoked
  • Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Refusal

Washington County Sheriff’s Department

Nicholas J. Smallwood, 38, Salem

  • Possession of Meth

August 2

Salem Police Department

Kristopher Cody Wall, 24, Pekin

  • Possession of Meth
  • Possession of Paraphernalia

Scott County Inmate Roster – 8-3-20

Inmates booked into the Detention Center within the last 24 hours.
 
MCCARTER, KATHERINE
Booking #:
SCJAIL:2020-000689
Booking Date:
08-03-2020 – 1:19 am
Charges:
IC 35-48-4-6.1(A)FL6 ~ POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE
IC 35-48-4-7(A)MA ~ POSSESSION SCHEDULE I, II, III, OR IV CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
IC 35-48-4-13(b)FL6 ~ MAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCE
IC 35-48-4-8.3(A)MA ~ POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA
IC 16-42-19-18(FL6) ~ UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF SYRINGE
IC 35-48-4-11(A)MB ~ POSSESSION MARIJUANA/HASH OIL/HASHISH OR SALVIA

SCHAEFER, DAVID
Booking #:
SCJAIL:2020-000688
Booking Date:
08-02-2020 – 5:45 pm
Charges:
IC 35-42-2-1(MB) ~ BATTERY

 
Inmates released from the Detention Center within the last 24 hours.
 
MARLING, KAYLA
Booking #:
SCJAIL:2020-000678
Release Date:
08-02-2020 – 4:19 pm
Booking Date:
07-30-2020 – 11:55 am
Charges:
IC 35-44.1-3-4(C)FL6 ~ ESCAPE; FAILURE TO RETURN TO LAWFUL DETENTION

Donald R. Voyles, age 79, of Borden

Donald R. Voyles, age 79, of Borden, Indiana passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital. 

Born March 3, 1941 in Pekin, he was the son of the late David William Voyles, Jr. and Emma Mae (Voyles) Voyles.  On June 11, 1966, he married Arlene (Rickard) Voyles who survives.

Donnie truly lived life to the fullest, enjoying simple pleasures and devoting time to his family and grandchildren. 

Donnie had the ability to reach people with his kind and gentle ways.

Donnie worked at Ford Motor Company for 36 years, was an Air Force veteran, and was Christian in faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Arlene; 2 sons: Jason (Dana) Voyles and Todd (Angie) Voyles; his twin brother, Ron Voyles; 2 sisters: Helen Lindsay and Ruth Pickerill; 4 grandchildren: Brooke (Adam) Stotts, Josie, Noah, and Ava Voyles; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The funeral service will be private with burial to follow in Olive Branch Cemetery.

Johnny Elwood Henderson, 68, of Paoli

Johnny Elwood Henderson, 68, of Paoli, passed away at 9:52 PM on July 31, 2020 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born April 5, 1952 in Bedford, IN, the son of Gerald H. and Rachel (Chastain) Henderson.

He married Kathryn “Kate” (Conner) Henderson on July 15, 1978 and she survives.

He graduated from Orleans High School, Class of 1970, and attended Indiana State University where he studied Speech and English and was a member of Alpha Sigma Iota broadcasting fraternity.

He was an ordained minister and member of several churches; currently pastor at Bliss Place and member of Lost River Missionary Baptist and Open Door Community Fellowship.

Johnny is a legend in local high school sports broadcasting, long-time Salem Speedway track announcer, and well-known radio personality on WSLM, WBOW, WBIW, WUME, and several other radio stations.

He also worked at Paoli Incorporated, G.C. Murphy, and served as foundation director for Dunn Memorial Hospital.

He was the inaugural president of the Optimist Club of Salem, supported the Lawrence County Suicide Prevention Coalition, and was a member of Orleans Lodge No. 153 F. & A.M. and Order of the Eastern Star French Lick Chapter No. 249.

He is survived by his wife, Kate, of Paoli; one brother, Ron, of Chicago; stepmom, Velma Harris Henderson of Orleans; three step-brothers, Tim Ball (Cindy) of Texas, Tom Ball (Patricia) of Salem, and Brett Pittman of Bedford; mother-in-law Marlene Conner; sister-in-law Debra Woolston; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his father-in-law, John Conner.

He is survived by Snickers. Sam, Lester, and April preceded him in death.

Johnny was known to his many, many friends as “The Big Guy” for his large compassion and generosity of spirit.

Buffaloes were his spirit animal, music and reading were passions matched with his large collection of vinyl albums and books, and he carefully selected ties from his collection for preaching and for the many weddings and funerals for which he was invited to officiate.

He liked NASCAR, the Chicago Cubs, and had a special love for reading to kids, acting in regional theater, radio announcing, and dramatic reading.

Most of all, Johnny liked to talk.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the Orleans Christian Church Unity Hall in Orleans with Pastor Sherry Roby and Pastor Deborah Doyle officiating.

Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at Unity Hall, 319 S. Maple Street in Orleans, on Monday from 3:00 to 8:00 PM and Tuesday from 10:00 AM until service time.

Masonic and Eastern Star services will be held at 7:30 PM Monday.

Memorial contributions are welcome to be made to “Ruff Cut Ministries Children’s Playground Project.”

Two From Salem in Early Morning Crash

Police responded to an early morning crash involving two Salem residents. 

Max Winslow and Chasity Walden, both of Salem, were involved in an accident at the intersection of East State Road 56 and North Old 56 Saturday at approximately 9:40a. 

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Salem Fire Department, Salem Wrecker and Washington County EMS responded. 

According to Deputy Kacey Reschar, Winslow was driving a Green Cadillac traveling north on North Old State Road 56 and stopped at the intersection. 

Winslow said after he stopped he proceeded to turn right onto East State Road 56, a black Ford Fusion, driven by Walden, was approaching the intersection traveling east on SR 56. 

The Cadillac entered the roadway. 

After impact, Winslow’s vehicle spun north across East SR 56 and came to rest on North Old 56. 

Both drivers were checked by the ambulance crew and refused treatment. 

Salem Wrecker towed both vehicles from the scene. 

 

Female Body Found at Fairview Trailer Court

Police responded to 125 Fairview Drive this afternoon in Salem where a 57-year-old female was found dead.

No foul play is expected.  

According to Washington County Coroner Peg Schell, an autopsy is scheduled for Saturday morning.

The woman has not yet been identified. Schell said she was trying to locate the woman’s family.

According to Schell, the boyfriend took a nap and woke up and found the woman unresponsive and called 911. 

Washington County EMS, Salem Police Department, Salem Fire Department and Salem Animal Control responded to the scene. 

The couple had dogs inside the mobile home and Animal Control was on hand to remove them so police could get to the body. 

 

 

Health Department Still Serving Public During Closure

Although the Washington County Government Building is closed until August 12 due to an employee testing positive for Covid-19, the health department is still helping people.

According to Washington County Health Nurse Alicia Thompson, RN, the office has a designated window to assist the public.

“Anyone needing service may call the Health Department [(812) 883-5603] or knock on the designated window (far left window on the lower end of government building),” said Thompson. 

“Nurses continue to give immunizations by appointment only and done outside under the overhang at the glass double doors,” she said. 

“Due to the building being closed to the public, we can only take cash for any services needing to be paid for. Insurance will still be charged for those that are in-network with the health department,” according to Thompson. 

The government building and clerk’s office are closed to the public coming inside.

“Each office will conduct business as they did previously during our initial pandemic closure,” said Thompson. “It is best to call each office before showing up to verify what procedure the office is operating by.”

Thompson verified that there is a positive test for Covid-19 of a county employee. 

“That office has been closed and the employees sent home,” she said. “Because some of the ventilation systems are shared in the government building, as a precaution the entire government building has been closed to the public coming inside.”

Governor Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana State Department of Health have stated that essential employees may continue to work as long as they don’t exhibit symptoms and take all necessary PPE precautions around all other people.

“The Governor’s mask mandate states that all people over age 8 are required to wear a mask when in a public setting,” reminded Thomspon. “The only exception is if the person has a note from their physician stating that it is a safety hazard for that person to wear a mask. If that is the case, another barrier needs be worn such as a face shield. The county has added partitions as an extra precaution for public safety.”

Thomspon said county employees are allowed to be mask free when in their own office and socially distanced from everyone else.

It is up to the commissioners to mandate and enforce masks for all their employees as is the case for all employers to do with their employees.

“The health department always wears masks when dealing with the public unless in our own office and away from others,” said Thompson. “We are strictly abiding by Dr. Morgan’s guidance.”

According to Washington County Commissioner Rick Roberts, all county employees are supposed to be wearing masks. 

“We haven’t said one word if they have a choice,” he said by phone Thursday afternoon. “They have to do what everybody else does. Everyone in Indiana is required by Gov. Holcomb to wear a mask in public and social distance.”