Aug. 17, 2022
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.
Armed robbery – taking property by putting someone in fear while armed with a deadly weapon, criminal confinement while armed with a deadly weapon, dealing in methamphetamine/delivery of methamphetamine amount between 5 and 10 grams, intimidation – defendant draws or uses a deadly weapon — Brandon T. Maddox, 25, New Albany.
Auto theft — Noah Taylor, 34, New Albany; Avery Taylor-Thomas, 25, Jeffersonville; Aaron William Vetter, 42, Jeffersonville.
Auto theft, theft – defendant has a prior conviction for either theft or conversion — James H. Amburgey, 37, Fort Wayne.
Battery resulting in moderate bodily injury — William Robert Morgan, 33, 2000 block of S.R. 337 NW, Corydon.
Burglary of a dwelling, burglary, auto theft — Michael J. Minton, 44, Clarksville.
Child molesting where defendant is at least 21 years of age, child molesting – fondling or touching with child under 14 years of age (two counts) — Chad D. Cook, 40, 1300 block of S.R. 62, Corydon.
Conversion – property is a motor vehicle with intent to use it to assist in commission of a crime, resisting law enforcement – defendant uses a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of a narcotic drug — Kevin Ward, 32, Louisville.
Criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, defendant with intent to defraud makes/utters written instrument (seven counts) — Daniel Francis Scott, 30, 100 block of Hill Street, Corydon.
Dealing in methamphetamine/delivery of methamphetamine amount of 10 or more grams, dealing in a narcotic drug – manufacture/deliver/finance between 5 and 10 grams, possession of methamphetamine between 10 and 28 grams, possession of a narcotic drug, unlawful possession of a syringe — Preston Howard Murphy, 36, Louisville.
Failure to register as a sex or violent offender, failure to register as a sex or violent offender with a prior conviction — Dominique Christopher Castillo, 28, Flora, Ill.; Nicholas Michael Dailey, 28, 1400 block of Harrison Avenue, Corydon.
Failure to return to lawful detention — Caleb Allen Edwards, 23, 800 block of Buck Creek Valley Road, Corydon.
Neglect of a dependent – defendant places dependent in situation that endangers the dependent — Joel W. Price, 46, Studio City, Calif.
Possession of methamphetamine – this is the basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams — Robert Brian Bean, 40, 3000 block of Valley View Road, Corydon; Mark Christopher Kirby, 25, 90 block of Cruse Loop, Corydon; Aaron M. Schweitzberger, 28, 1500 block of Scenic View Drive SE, Laconia; Lisa M. Spaulding, 51, Scottsburg.
Possession of methamphetamine – this is the basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams, possession of a narcotic drug — Brian V. VanWinkle, 32, Henderson, Ky.
Possession of methamphetamine – this is the basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams, unlawful possession or use of a legend drug — Keith Arhens Jeffries, 41, Marengo.
Possession of a narcotic drug — David A. Elliott, 33, Pekin.
Possession of a narcotic drug, unlawful possession of a syringe — Jarrod Andrew Clayton, 29, 1300 block of Hillview Drive, Corydon.
Residential entry – break and enter dwelling — Luke Havens, 39, Jeffersonville.
Resisting law enforcement – defendant uses a vehicle, criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon — George E. Clemons, 43, Louisville.
Theft – value of property is between $750 and $50,000 (two counts), theft – defendant has a prior conviction for either theft or conversion — John Michael Hodges, 33, 1400 block of Corydon-Ramsey Road NW, Corydon.
Unlawful carrying of a handgun – prior felony conviction within 15 years, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of methamphetamine – this is the basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams — Michael W. Kerns Jr., 27, 10600 block of North Tobacco Landing Road, Laconia.
Unlawful possession or use of legend drug, possession of methamphetamine – this is the basic offense and for any amount below 5 grams — Crystal A. Sharp, 45, 1900 block of Wiseman Road SW, Corydon.
Unlawful possession of a syringe, obstruction of justice – defendant knowingly or intentionally interferes in an official proceeding — Charles Eli Glenn, 28, 13600 block of Maple Street NE, Palmyra.
Criminal mischief, reckless driving – drives at unreasonable high or low speed — George E. Clemons, 43, Louisville.
Criminal trespass – defendant knowingly interferes with possession or use of property, conversion, criminal mischief — Gavin Daniel Poff, 31, Borden.
Disorderly conduct – engages in fighting or tumultuous conduct — Nicodemus James Hando, 22, Louisville.
Driving while suspended – knowing violation and prior conviction within 10 years — Stephan M. Traughber, 27, 800 block of Lake Road SW, Corydon.
Driving while suspended – knowing violation and prior conviction within 10 years, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia — Keith Arhens Jeffries, 41, Marengo.
Failure to return to lawful detention — Raymond Douglas Wietsma, 23, 9100 block of Corydon-Ramsey Road, Ramsey.
Fraud (seven counts) — Daniel Francis Scott, 30, 100 block of Hill Street, Corydon.
Intimidation — Luke Havens, 39, Jeffersonville.
Invasion of privacy – violates a protective order — Daniel E. Davidson, 48, Irvington, Ky.; Anthony S. Hazel, 34, New Albany; Richard Alan Young, 63, Columbia, Ky.
Invasion of privacy – violates a protective order (five counts) — Amanda J. Swink, 39, Louisville.
Minor consuming alcohol — Blake Douglass Lahue, 19, 2500 block of Old S.R. 135 SW, Corydon.
Operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person — Joshua Colin Lawson, 38, English; Russell Levon Sturgeon, 35, 5100 block of Skyline Drive NW, Depauw.