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Information for the court news is gathered from public records at the Harrison County Justice Center and Court House. The charges listed here do not always include persons who have not yet been notified of the alleged offense. All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty or pleading guilty in court.

Felonies
Domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old — Johnny Pat Mathes, 39, 2600 block of Hancock Chapel Road NW, Depauw.
Domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injury — Jonathan Eric Andes, 25, 13300 block of Tree Drive, Palmyra; Christopher James O’Brien, 45, 2700 block of Crescent Hill Drive, Corydon.
Operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction within seven years — Nathan Russell Stumler, 31, Eminence, Ky.
Possession of methamphetamine – this is the basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams — Dale M. Clary, 31, 9200 block of Rabbit Hash Road E, Elizabeth.

Misdemeanors
Carrying a handgun without a license, operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, operating a vehicle while intoxicated — Nathan Russell Stumler, 31, Eminence, Ky.
Criminal trespass – defendant has no contractual interest in property — Kimberly Darlene Elizabeth Holmes, 36, Louisville.
Domestic battery, interference with the reporting of a crime — Johnny Pat Mathes, 39, 2600 block of Hancock Chapel Road NW, Depauw.
Driving while suspended – knowing violation and prior conviction within 10 years — Peter Joseph Michel, 29, 1100 block of Red Oak Court, Corydon.
Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, operating a vehicle with alcohol concentration equivalent to 0.15 or more, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, reckless driving – drive at unreasonable high or low speed — Jesse James Lowe, 37, Jeffersonville.
Possession of marijuana (two counts), possession of paraphernalia — Daniel B. Wall, 51, Pekin.
Resisting law enforcement – defendant knowingly or intentionally forcibly resists — Christopher James O’Brien, 45, 2700 block of Crescent Hill Drive, Corydon.

Dispositions
Jason Eugene Meyer, 35, 1900 block of Old Forest Road, Corydon, criminal confinement, 900-day sentence with credit for 680 days, 220 days suspended, no-contact order issued, 220 days probation.
John Brandon Downs, 36, 13500 block of Greene Street, Palmyra, domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old, 730-day sentence with credit for 182 days, 548 days suspended, no-contact order issued, one year probation.
Michael W. Williams, 45, 12100 block of New Cut Road NE, Palmyra, dealing in marijuana with amount of at least 10 pounds, 1,820-day sentence with credit for one day, 1,335 days suspended, 44 months probation.

Diversions
The following cases have been referred to the prosecutor’s pre-trial diversion program. If the terms of the program are met, the charges will be dismissed after a year:
Thomas Edward Middleton Jr., 38, Charlestown, theft
Nicholas Gordon, 18, 1900 block of Aquarius Drive NW, Corydon, theft

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