In the courts
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.
Battery against a public safety official (two counts) — Paloma Josephine Morris, 22, 600 block of Skyway Drive NW, Corydon.
Intimidation – threat is to commit a forcible felony — Dexter R. Pigg Jr., 45, 4500 block of Wilson Drive NE, Palmyra.
Possession of methamphetamine – this is the basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams, unlawful possession or use of a legend drug — Christine Louise Cherry, 32, Jeffersonville.
Resisting law enforcement – defendant uses a vehicle — Jacob Dean Michael, 22, 8800 block of Sandy Branch Road SE, Elizabeth.
Carrying a handgun without a license — Jacob Dean Michael, 22, 8800 block of Sandy Branch Road SE, Elizabeth.
Distribution of an intimate image (two counts), battery — Dexter R. Pigg Jr., 45, 4500 block of Wilson Drive NE, Palmyra.
Driving while suspended – knowing violation and prior conviction within 10 years, possession of paraphernalia — Kristoffer Richard Babcock, 38, 1500 block of Nye Street, Corydon.
False identity statement with intent to mislead public servants, possession of paraphernalia — Vinnie Dale Ferguson, 31, Henryville.
Invasion of privacy – defendant violates an order issued — Bonnie Marie Leleux, 35, 12100 block of New Cut Road NE, Palmyra; Donald Joseph Leleux, 38, 12100 block of New Cut Road NE, Palmyra.
Passing a school bus when arm signal is extended — Audre B. Garland, 52, 2300 block of West Palmyra Lake Road, Palmyra.
Possession of a controlled substance Schedule I, II, III or IV — Christine Louise Cherry, 32, Jeffersonville.
Resisting law enforcement – defendant knowingly or intentionally forcibly resists, disorderly conduct – unreasonable noise, operating a vehicle while intoxicated — Paloma Josephine Morris, 22, 600 block of Skyway Drive NW, Corydon.
Branden A. Fischbach, 29, Clarksville, illegal taking of a wild animal – deer or wild turkey, 180-day sentence with credit for four days, 176 days suspended, 180 days probation, to serve consecutive with a prior sentence.
Kayla Dell, 28, 2400 block of Harmony Lane NE, Palmyra, neglect of a dependent – deprives dependent of necessary support, 540-day sentence with credit for 30 days, 510 days suspended, 540 days probation.
Paul R. Eve, 64, Louisville, intimidation – draws or uses a deadly weapon, 2,160-day sentence with credit for 579 days, 1,380 days suspended, 46 months probation, no-contact order issued.
Ronnie L. Cook, 43, Louisville, theft with a prior conviction for either theft or conversion, 365-day sentence with credit for one day, 363 days suspended, 363 days probation.
Amanda Yates, 43, 400 block of 9th Street, Corydon, Ky., possession of methamphetamine, 730-day sentence with credit for 175 days, 365 days suspended, two years probation; unlawful possession of a syringe, 365-day sentence with 365 days suspended, to serve consecutive with prior sentence.
Samantha L. Jordon, 32, Louisville, auto theft, 360-day sentence with credit for 168 days, zero days suspended.
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:
Skila Noel Hunter Mudd, 30, 9900 block of Mudd Lane NW, Depauw, theft, theft with a prior conviction for either theft or conversion
Savon M. Baynes, 23, Jeffersonville, battery
Alexis D. Adams, 27, Morehead, Ky., battery
Shannon Rowe, 44, 3900 block of Old S.R. 135 NE, Corydon, theft
Dissolutions of marriage
Maria Hall (name restored to Fessel) and Jeffery Hall
Kathryn Vonheimburg and Jeffery Vonheimburg
Katherine Terry (name restored to Lawson) and Jason Terry
Sean N. Zabel and Pamela K. Zabel
Kimberly Villa (name restored to Rom’an) and Alcario Villa
Laura Jarrett and Erick Jarrett
Harry W. Ament and Misty Ament