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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

Check deception – amount of check is between $750 and $50,000 — Kimberly N. Freeman, 36, Louisville.

Operating a vehicle after being a habitual traffic offender — Clyde H. Trew, 56, 4500 block of Pleasure Ridge Road SE, Corydon.

Possession of altered firearm, carrying a handgun without a license – defendant has a prior conviction for carrying without a license, auto theft, resisting law enforcement – defendant uses a vehicle, possession of methamphetamine – this is the basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams — Nelson Jacob Emery, 25, New Albany.

Possession of cocaine — David S. Beal, 33, Louisville.

Possession of methamphetamine – this is the basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams — Lucas Alek Foreman, 27, 2900 block of German Ridge Road NE, Corydon; Christopher Michael Fowler, 43, 900 block of Pflanz Drive, Corydon; Christiana Ann Olliges, 43, Louisville; Thomas M. Timberlake, 50, 5000 block of Main Street, Elizabeth.

Possession of methamphetamine – amount is between 10 and 28 grams, possession of cocaine — Keith D. Malone, 39, St. Louis.

Strangulation, domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injury, domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old — Clifton Michael Martin, 36, 700 block of Settlers Trace, Corydon.

Theft – value of property is between $750 and $50,000 — Ashley Nicole Puckett, 36, 80 block of Cruse Loop, Corydon.

Theft – defendant has a prior for either theft or conversion — Hillery Morgin Johnson, 36, 3700 block of Old S.R. 135 SW, Corydon; Bennie E. Moberly II, 46, Clarksville.

Unlawful possession of a syringe — Billie Jo Rennirt, 29, 3200 block of South S.R. 66, Milltown; Daniel Francis Scott, 33, 700 block of McKinster Street, Corydon.

Misdemeanors

Carrying a handgun without a license — Alex Michael Owen, 33, 3100 block of Fogel Road SE, Corydon.

Conversion, possession of paraphernalia — Christina Ann Olliges, 43, Louisville.

Criminal mischief — Derek Christopher Norris, 36, 3100 block of Fairdale Road, Ramsey.

Interference with the reporting of a crime — Clifton Michael Martin, 36, 700 block of Settlers Trace, Corydon.

Invasion of privacy – violates an order issued — Dominique D. Couch, 33, Jeffersonville.

Operating a vehicle while intoxicated — William M. Stephenson, 50, 500 block of Spring Street, Milltown.

Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, operating a vehicle while intoxicated — Norman D. Rothrock, 45, 4000 block of Senn Court NE, Palmyra.

Possession of marijuana — David S. Beal, 33, Louisville; Kaelin Marie Brian, 25, Jeffersonville; Frederick Douglas Dangler, 19, Greenville.

Possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia — Keith D. Malone, 39, St. Louis; Clyde H. Trew, 56, 4500 block of Pleasure Ridge Road, SE, Corydon.

Possession of marijuana (two counts), possession of paraphernalia — Lucas Alek Foreman, 27, 2900 block of German Ridge Road NE, Corydon.

Public intoxication – endangers his life — Daniel Francis Scott, 33, 700 block of McKinster Street, Corydon.

Reckless driving – causes property damage — Nelson Jacob Emery, 25, New Albany.

Theft — Sara Beth Froman, 43, Grantsburg; Hillery Morgin Johnson, 36, 3700 block of Old S.R. 135 SW, Corydon; Joseph Dale McCarty, 40, 20 block of South S.R. 337, Corydon; Bennie E. Moberly II, 46, Clarksville; Kami L. Persinger, 41, English.

Dispositions

Ronald F. Graham, 47, New Albany, interfering with a drug or alcohol screening test, 60-day sentence with credit for 30 days

Jack T. Pardue, 38, 400 block of S.R. 462 NW, Corydon, possession of methamphetamine – basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams, 426-day sentence with 213 days credit; possession of methamphetamine – basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams, 360-day sentence with credit for one day, 358 days suspended; possession of methamphetamine – basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams, 360-day sentence with credit for one day, 358 days suspended, 12 months probation, sentences to run consecutively

Tamara L. Sullivan, 47, 8800 block of S.R. 111, Elizabeth, unlawful possession or use of a legend drug, 365-day sentence with credit for four days, 357 days suspended, one year probation

Samantha Jo Troutman, 34, 50 block of Pfrimmer’s Chapel Road NE, Corydon, possession of a controlled substance – schedule I, II, III or IV, 365-day sentence with credit for one day, 363 days suspended, 16 months probation

Jacob Allen Sorrels, 29, New Albany, auto theft, 600-day sentence with credit for 62 days, 476 days suspended, 16 months probation

Joseph Leon Payne II, 27, Austin, leaving the scene of an accident, 180-day sentence with 180 days suspended, six months probation

Reyes R. Velasco, 41, 1400 block of Short Street, Corydon, operating a vehicle with alcohol concentration equivalent to 0.15 or more, 365-day sentence with credit for one day, 363 days suspended, one year probation

Darren Cole Waynescott, 23, 7700 block of Black Chapel Road, Elizabeth, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, 365-day sentence with credit for one day, 363 days suspended, one year probation

Ashley Nicole McCarty, 32, 1700 block of Bethlehem Road NE, New Salisbury, possession of a controlled substance – schedule I, II, III or IV, 365-day sentence with credit for 10 days, 345 days suspended, one year 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:

Deborah J. Johnson, 56, 9300 block of S.R. 135 NE, New Salisbury, domestic battery

Shaun Demetrius Justice, 40, Lexington, Ky., obstruction of justice, possession of marijuana

Dissolutions of marriage

Stephanie Schmelz (name restored to Ollis) and Michael Schmelz

Amber East and Jason East

Linda Blanton and Kevin Blanton

Amber Gray and Paul Gray

Kimberly Sanders and Kenneth Sanders

Philip Gray and Kayla Gray

Scott Boling and Gloria Boling

Sally Banet and Ronald Banet

Lisa Broach and Dale Broac

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