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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

Auto theft — Aaron Jamie Smith, 38, Jeffersonville; Eric Leroy Trump, 34, Jeffersonville.

Battery against a public safety official — Linda Lea Gibson, 46, New Albany.

Battery against a public safety official (two counts), unlawful possession of a syringe — Justin Keith Smith, 29, New Albany.

Battery resulting in serious bodily injury, residential entry – break and enter dwelling — William C. Hall Jr., 42, 500 block of Steele Co Circle, Corydon.

Burglary of a dwelling — Brandi N. Ferrell, 35, Louisville.

Burglary, theft where value of property is between $750 and $50,000, theft — Darrin Lee Bolen, 31, Palmyra.

Burglary, theft where value of property is between $750 and $50,000, theft – defendant has a prior conviction for either theft or conversion — Brent Allen Houser, 52, New Albany.

Child molesting where defendant is at least 21 years of age (10 counts), incest – victim is less than 16 years old (10 counts), sexual battery – victim compelled to submit by force or imminent threat of force (three counts) — Michael A. Alcorn, 46, Salem.

Corrupt business influence, theft – value of property is between $750 and $50,000 — Shaun Benward, 33, Ocean Springs, Miss.

Dealing in marijuana weighing between 30 grams and 10 pounds — William Alvan Terry, 20, 30 block of Big Indian Road, Corydon.

Domestic battery – defendant has a prior conviction — Jeremy Scott Vanglider, 32, 11800 block of Bradford Road, Palmyra.

Domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old — Brage Jasper Stocks, 21, 7400 block of Thomas Avenue NE, Lanesville.

Domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injury — Sheldon Gene Reed, 40, 200 block of Popular Street, Corydon.

Failure to return to lawful detention — Christopher William Douglas, 33, Madisonville, Ky.

Intimidation – threat is to commit a forcible felony — Justin Lee Reid, 38, New Albany.

Leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death or catastrophic injury, criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon — Jeffery Martin Kinser, 55, 500 block of Summit Street, Corydon.

Operating a vehicle after being an habitual traffic offender — Jessica R. Britt, 31, 11300 block of South S.R. 11 SE, Laconia; Robert J. Jackson, 48, Sellersburg.

Possession of methamphetamine – this is the basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams, unlawful possession of a syringe — Marlena Nicole James, 27, New Albany; Ashley Nicole Nelson, 24, 1300 block of East Riddle Church Road, English.

Possession of methamphetamine – this is the basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams, unlawful possession of a syringe, unlawful possession or use of a legend drug (three counts) — Shelby Lynn Higdon, 27, Orleans.

Possession of methamphetamine – this is the basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams, possession of a narcotic drug, unlawful possession of a syringe, neglect of a dependent – defendant places dependent in a situation that endangers the dependent — Justin Edward Behr, 26, 8200 block of Lotticks Corner Road SE, Elizabeth.

Possession of a narcotic drug — James G. Jones, 52, Louisville; Chris A. Pierson, 50, Louisville.

Possession of a narcotic drug, unlawful possession of a syringe — Cody T. Lyday, 26, Louisville.

Resisting law enforcement – defendant uses a vehicle — Joshua Mitchell Croft, 43, Floyds Knobs.

Resisting law enforcement – defendant uses a vehicle, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon — Maegan Nicole Ehalt, 35, 200 block of Autumn Ridge Drive NW, Corydon.

Strangulation — Stephen Allen Westfall Jr., 45, 1800 block of Harrison-Heth Road, Corydon.

Theft where value of property is between $750 and $50,000 — Darrell Wayne Louden, 47, 11500 block of Crawford Road, New Salisbury.

Unlawful possession of a syringe — Christian Godsey, 26, 7800 block of Clover Valley Road, Ramsey.

Unlawful possession or use of a legend drug — Joshua Michael Carter, 34, 600 block of East Chestnut Street, Corydon.

Unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of methamphetamine – this is the basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams — Lisa M. Tharp, 45, Louisville.

Unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of methamphetamine – this is the basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams, unlawful possession or use of a legend drug (five counts) — Kelly M. Hibbs, 38, New Albany.

Misdemeanors

Battery, criminal recklessness, possession of paraphernalia — Dallas L. Fouts, 56, 500 block of Station Street, Milltown.

Carrying a handgun without a license — James G. Jones, 52, Louisville.

Criminal mischief – damage is between $750 and $50,000 — Dennis F. Mann, 72, 200 block of Southwood Drive SE, Corydon.

Cruelty to an animal – first offense — Nathan Orwick Fey, 21, 400 block of South Capitol Avenue, Corydon.

Domestic battery — Brage Jasper Stocks, 21, 7400 block of Thomas Avenue NE, Lanesville; Stephen Allen Westfall Jr., 45, 1800 block of Harrison-Heth Road, Corydon.

Domestic battery, criminal mischief (two counts) — Jeremy Scott Vanglider, 32, 11800 block of Bradford Road, Palmyra.

Driving while suspended – knowing violation and prior conviction within 10 years — Evonne Christian Brooks, 35, 1900 block of St. John’s Church Road, Lanesville.

False identity statement with intent to mislead public servants — Christian Godsey, 26, 7800 block of Clover Valley Road, Ramsey.

Invasion of privacy – violates an ex parte protective order — Ralph C. Simmons, 58, Brandenburg.

Invasion of privacy – violates an order issued, domestic battery, interference with the reporting of a crime, criminal mischief — Gregory Wayne Puckett, 25, 3900 block of S.R. 337 SE, Corydon.

Knowingly or intentionally operates a motor vehicle without ever receiving a license — Matthew Andy Pavlisin, 33, Borden.

Leaving the scene of an accident – driver fails to immediately stop at the scene — Robert J. Jackson, 48, Sellersburg; Dalton M. Williams, 19, 7300 block of Blue Springs Road SW, Central.

Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, reckless driving – drives at unreasonable high or low speed — Maegan Nicole Ehalt, 35, 200 block of Autumn Ridge Drive NW, Corydon.

Possession of marijuana (two counts), possession of paraphernalia — Joshua Michael Carter, 34, 600 block of East Chestnut Street, Corydon.

Possession of paraphernalia — Kelly M. Hibbs, 38, New Albany; Ashley Nicole Nelson, 24, 1300 block of East Riddle Church Road, English.

Possession of a substance represented to be a controlled substance — Brandy Lea Goins, 38, 3900 block of Main Street SE, New Middletown.

Resisting law enforcement – defendant knowingly or intentionally flees from law enforcement — Richard Paul Johnson, 22, 7700 block of Corydon-Ramsey Road, Ramsey.

Resisting law enforcement – defendant knowingly or intentionally forcibly resists, public intoxication – harassing, annoying or alarming — Linda Lea Gibson, 46, New Albany; Justin Keith Smith, 29, New Albany.

Theft — Brandi N. Ferrell, 35, Louisville.

Theft (two counts) — Joseph Hogg, 47, West Frankfort, Ill.

Unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle — Aaron Jamie Smith, 38, Jeffersonville.

Dispositions

Ruby M. Parker, 30, 900 block of Whiskey Drive, Milltown, auto theft, 545-day sentence with credit for 106 days, 333 days suspended, 425 days probation; operating a vehicle while intoxicated, 60-day sentence with 60 days suspended, to serve consecutive with prior sentence

Jessica L. Baxter, 36, Corydon, possession of a legend drug, 540-day sentence with credit for 46 days, 448 days suspended, 18 months probation

Christina Murphy, 34, Waddy, Ky., possession of cocaine, 540-day sentence with credit for 22 days, 518 days suspended, 540 days probation

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