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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 — William Harold Davis, 32, 800 block of Bonnie Boulevard NW, Corydon; Christopher Wayne Morgan, 40, 2000 block of Hisey Road, Central.

Domestic battery by means of a deadly weapon, domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old — Samantha Nicole Morgan, 30, 2000 block of Hisey Road, Central.

Domestic battery by means of a deadly weapon, domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old, criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon — Desiree Nora Bierly, 38, 3100 block of Lake Road SE, Corydon.

Possession of marijuana – defendant has a prior drug offense conviction — Pedro Escobedo, 37, 1200 block of Regina Lane, Corydon.

Possession of methamphetamine – this is the basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams — Paul M. Hartman, 42, 2100 block of Colonial Drive NW, Corydon.

Possession of methamphetamine – this is the basic offense and amount is between 5 and 10 grams, unlawful possession or use of a legend drug — Hannah Lynn Ament, 28, Clarksville.

Possession of methamphetamine – this is the basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams, unlawful possession of a syringe — Sammy Lee Fellers, 22, 800 block of Albert Avenue, Corydon; John Phillip Hawkins, 48, Indianapolis.

Resisting law enforcement – defendant uses a vehicle — Mary Beth Bramer, 41, Louisville.

Theft – value of property is between $750 and $50,000 — Tamatha S. Hoard, 50, Lexington.

Misdemeanors

Check deception (two counts) — Aaron Johnson, 43, 200 block of Carl Street, Corydon.

Domestic battery — William Harold Davis, 32, 800 block of Bonnie Boulevard NW, Corydon; Christopher Wayne Morgan, 40, 2000 block of Hisey Road, Central.

Invasion of privacy – violates a protective order — Kody Andrew Bowsher, 29, 4700 block of New Amsterdam Road SW, Central.

Operating a vehicle with alcohol concentration equivalent to 0.15 or more — Juan Ariel Rios-Beltran, 29, Morganfield, Ky.

Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, operating a vehicle with alcohol concentration equivalent to at least 0.08 but less than 0.15 — Frankie D. Engleman, 58, 14000 block of Huff Street NE, Palmyra.

Possession of marijuana — Hannah Lynn Ament, 28, Clarksville; Pedro Escobedo, 37, 1200 block of Regina Lane, Corydon; Sammy Lee Fellers, 22, 800 block of Albert Avenue, Corydon; John Phillip Hawkins, 48, Indianapolis.

Possession of paraphernalia — Paul M. Hartman, 42, 2100 block of Colonial Drive NW, Corydon.

Reckless driving – drives at unreasonable high or low speed so to endanger safety — Mary Beth Bramer, 41, Louisville.

Theft — Cheri L. Hastings, 59, 600 block of Kintner Road SW, Corydon; Patricia S. Wells, 57, 9000 block of Cedar Lane NE, New Salisbury.

Dispositions

Dylan A. Knowlton, 24, Hallsville, Texas, domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old, 910-day sentence with credit for 17 days, 876 days suspended, no-contact order terminated, 2-1/2 years probation

Gary L. Swartz Jr., 30, 2200 block of Heritage Way, Corydon, reckless driving – speed, 60-day sentence with credit for two days, 56 days suspended, six months probation

James Ryan Bohr, 37, 10300 block of South Rudolph Road, Fredericksburg, operating a vehicle while intoxicated – prior conviction within seven years, 545-day sentence with credit for three days, 539 days suspended, 1-/12 years probation

Michael Alonzo Keno, 52, 4000 block of Rehobeth Road SE, Laconia, dealing in a Schedule II controlled substance with weight between 5 and 10 grams, six-year sentence with credit for two days, four years suspended, four years probation

Dale M. Clary, 32, 9200 block of Rabbit Hash Road East, Elizabeth, possession of methamphetamine – the basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams, 362-day sentence with credit for 181 days

Emily A. Seibert, 37, 300 block of S.R. 62, Leavenworth, theft with a prior conviction for either theft or conversion, 545-day sentence with 545 days suspended, two years probation

Dameon K. Pinkins, 44, Merrillville, resisting law enforcement – uses a vehicle, 206-day sentence with credit for 103 days

Robert Eugene Davidson, 38, 4700 block of Glass Sand Road SE, Elizabeth, failure to register as a sex or violent offender, 540-day sentence with 540 days suspended, 18 months probation

Michael J. Lara, 52, 5000 block of Brown Lane SE, Corydon, possession of marijuana with a prior drug offense, 365-day sentence with credit for three days, 359 days suspended, 12 months probation

Jennifer Lynn Yonts, 42, 1100 block of Toler Road NW, Corydon, dealing in methamphetamine/delivery of methamphetamine between 1 and 5 grams, eight-year sentence with credit for 289 days

Tommy Lee Goldman, 35, 200 block of First Street, Milltown, possession of marijuana, 180-day sentence with credit for two days, 176 days suspended, six months probation

Mark J. Straney, 62, Brandenburg, public intoxication, 180-day sentence with 180 days suspended, one year probation

Ryan K. Gatrost, 43, Greenville, battery resulting in bodily injury, 365-day sentence with credit for three days, 359 days suspended, one year probation

Vinnie Dale Ferguson, 31, Henryville, false identity statement with intent to mislead public servants, 180-day sentence with credit for 18 days, 144 days suspended, six months probation

Jared M. Farnsley, 22, New Albany, reckless driving – speed, 60-day sentence with credit for two days, 56 days suspended, one year probation

Evonne Christen Brooks, 36, 1900 block of St. John’s Church Road, Lanesville, criminal trespass (two counts), 365-day sentence with credit for three days, 359 days suspended, one year probation; residential entry, 900-day sentence with 900 days suspended, to serve consecutive with prior sentence, no-contact order issued

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:

John A. Luczak, 38, 8000 block of Weeping Willow Hollow SE, Elizabeth, theft – value of property is between $750 and $50,000

Brandon Lee Murphy, 26, 3700 block of Meadow Ridge Road NW, Depauw, invasion of privacy with a prior conviction, invasion of privacy – violates an order issued

Stephanie R. Jacobs, 42, 8000 block of Weeping Willow Hollow SE, Elizabeth, theft – value of property is between $750 and $50,000

Essex William Lollar, 30, 200 block of S.R. 337 SE, Corydon, illegal taking of a wild animal – deer or wild turkey, violation of rule adopted by director

Larry L. King, 52, 1500 block of Charles Street NE, Corydon, theft – value of property is between $750 and $50,000

Dissolutions of marriage

Gabrielle M. Brown Wagner and Christopher Lester

Amber N. Murry (name restored to Smith) and Patrick Murry

Jodie R. McCullum and Philip McCullum

Erin Lesnock and Sawyer Lesnock (name restored to Reedy)

Gregory Voyles and Sandra Voyles

Serena Avery and Troy Avery

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