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.
Auto theft, theft – value of property is between $750 and $50,000 — Jonathon Lee Taylor, 39, 3900 block of Old S.R. 337 SW, Corydon.
Basic offense for dealing in a Schedule II controlled substance — Joseph Wayne Higdon II, 32, Indianapolis.
Dealing in marijuana — Jacob John-Patrick Melin, 26, New Albany.
Escape – defendant just runs away from lawful detention, battery against a public safety official — Vanessa A. Cahill, 36, 8500 block of S.R. 337 NW, Depauw.
Identity deception, possession of methamphetamine – this is the basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams — Amber N. Cole, 40, Paoli.
Nonsupport of a dependent child — Adele L. Lathan, 35, Louisville; Wilson Lorenzo Jr., 61, 700 block of West S.R. 62, Corydon.
Possession of methamphetamine – this is the basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams — Jerry Lee Kerns Jr., 53, 9200 block of Greenbriar Road SE, Elizabeth; Richard Paul Chinn, 43, 7800 block of Oak Park Road NE, New Salisbury; Justin Sean Flanigan, 37, 9100 block of Loweth Lane, Georgetown.
Possession of methamphetamine – this is the basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams (two counts) — James B. Schaffer, 48, Greenville.
Possession of a narcotic drug — Christian Lee Godsey, 27, 7800 block of Clover Valley Road, Ramsey.
Theft – defendant has a prior conviction for either theft or conversion — Branden T. Coffey, 39, Shelbyville, Ky.
Criminal mischief – damage is between $750 and $50,000 — John Wayne Pittman Jr., 21, 3400 block of S.R. 62, Corydon.
Criminal trespass – defendant does not have contractual interest in property, public intoxication – breach of peace — Walter J. Nickel, 40, Fort Knox, Ky.
Disorderly conduct – unreasonable noise — Jacob Daniel Parton, 29, Forsyth, Ga.
Invasion of privacy – violates protective order — Jeffery T. Morris Jr., 35, Pekin.
Operating a vehicle with alcohol concentration equivalent to 0.15 or more, operating a vehicle with alcohol concentration equivalent to at least 0.08 but less than 0.15 — Michael L. Hubbart, 39, 6900 block of Glen Ayre Drive, Ramsey.
Possession of a controlled substance – Schedule I, II, III or IV — Brian M. Egloff, 41, Ferdinand.
Possession of marijuana — Joshua J. Butcher, 38, Louisville; Jacob John-Patrick Melin, 26, New Albany.
Possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia — Amber N. Cole, 40, Paoli; Joseph Wayne Higdon II, 32, Indianapolis.
Possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia (two counts) — James B. Schaffer, 48, Greenville.
Public intoxication – endangers her life — Kristina L. Roberts, 39, Crawfordsville.
Resisting law enforcement – defendant knowingly or intentionally forcibly resists — Russell B. Scholl, 38, 1300 block of Hillview Drive, Corydon.
Theft — Branden T. Coffey, 39, Shelbyville, Ky.; Angela D. Pennington, 41, Shelbyville.
Unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle — Vanessa A. Cahill, 36, 8500 block of S.R. 337 NW, Depauw.
James Lone, 57, 4200 block of AJ Avenue NE, Palmyra, sexual battery, 910-day sentence with credit for 442 days, zero days suspended; sexual battery, 910-day sentence with credit for 90 days, 730 days suspended, two years probation, to serve consecutive with prior sentence, no-contact order in place
Cory Ray Wilbur, 41, Louisville, obstruction of justice, 730-day sentence with credit for 16 days, 714 days suspended
Ryan James Foreman, 30, 900 block of Hunters Road NE, Palmyra, possession of cocaine – possession of less than 5 grams, 1,095-day sentence with credit for 85 days, 730 days suspended, two years probation
Robert A. Baker Jr., 66, 400 block of East Chestnut Street, Corydon, battery on a disabled person, 540-day sentence with credit for 17 days, zero days suspended, no-contact order in place
Cameron Jackson Sharp, 27, 1900 block of Kepley Road, Georgetown, reckless driving – unreasonable high or low speed, 60-day sentence with credit for two days, 56 days suspended, six months probation
Brandy Nichole Bryant, 37, Charlestown, unlawful possession or use of a legend drug, 365-day sentence with credit for 45 days, 275 days suspended, 265 days probation
Cheyanne Summer Hicks, 27, Fredericksburg, possession of methamphetamine – the basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams, 730-day sentence with credit for five days, 720 days suspended, 720 days probation
Jason Kyle Hatcher, 35, 11200 block of Lambs Ridge Road SE, Elizabeth, battery, 132-day sentence with credit for 66 days, zero days suspended
Michael Antipin, 23, Corydon, criminal trespass
Justin Kyle Sizemore, 36, 2900 block of New Middletown-Elizabeth Road, New Middletown, unlawful possession of a syringe, 540-day sentence with 540 days suspended, 18 months probation
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:
Avery A. Blocker, 21, 13000 block of Gettelfinger Road NE, Palmyra, criminal mischief
David Matthew Naiser, 36, Jeffersonville, criminal mischief
Patricia S. Wells, 58, 9000 block of Cedar Lane NE, New Salisbury, theft
Adam L. Dedrick, 32, Louisville, theft