Category: Jennings County

21 Year Old Dies as a Result of Illegal Drug Overdose

Just after midnight Friday morning, overdose claimed another life in our area. North Vernon resident, Chase Clark, 21, was pronounced dead after police arrived on scene at Harms street. Clark was unresponsive at the time of the arrival. As a result police administered several doses of narcan in attempts to revive him. None were successful.…

Cyclist Suffers Fatal Injuries Following Collision with Passenger Vehicle

A North Vernon man has died due to crashing his bike into vehicle in Country Squire Lakes. Indiana State Police said that the initial investigation determined that Robert King, 50, was riding a bicycle on Dorchester Place approaching Country Squire blvd. It is unknown why King entered the intersection and lost control of his bicycle.…

Shootout and Standoff End in Surrender for Butlerville Man

Early Saturday morning, police arrived at a Jennings County residence to respond to at least one gunshot after a woman left to seek help at a neighbor’s house. As officers approached the house, they were fired upon by the resident Charles Mays, 25. This initiated the police to fire back and Mays to retreat into…

Traffic Stop of Unlicensed Driver Leads to House Bust of Meth, Cash and Weapons

A traffic stop for an unlicensed driver has led to a cash, weapons and drug seizure at a residence near the Muscatatuck Caverns. According to reports from the Jennings County Sheriff’s department, At around 6:30 PM on Thurday, March 9th, a black Chevy Blazer turned southbound onto state road 3 near an Autozone parking lot.…

Indiana State Police Names New District Commander for Versailles

Indiana State Police District 42 Versailles, Indiana receives it’s new State Police Commander. On Monday, February 20th, ISP Superintendent Douglas Carter announced that Sergeant Paul Adams is being promoted to Lieutenant and serve as the District Commander for the Versailles area. Adams is a 1988 graduate of Seymour High School and then graduated from Indiana…

Eight Arrested as Indiana State Police Conduct Crime Sweep

On Sunday, Indiana State Troopers arrested eight criminals. They were conducting a patrol of the area searching for criminal offenses. Troopers arrested the individuals on minor offenses such as: false informing and drug use. That same day two women, Jennifer Acree and Louann Parton, were found with methamphetamine, heroine, marijuana, controlled substances, and drug paraphernalia…

Collision with Semi Causes Vehicle Fire in North Vernon Intersection

In North Vernon, a collision with a semi has left one man in the hospital after his vehicle caught fire. According to witnesses, 77 year old, William Thompkins, Columbus resident, ran a red light on SR 7 at the 750 bypass and collided with a semi. Thompkins ford focus then became trapped under the trailer…

Heroin and Meth Found in Residence of Car Theft Suspect

A Stolen Car, Meth, Heroin and more are found in kahootz in Jennings County. Sheriff Deputy Cody Low served an arrest warrant on Damon Clark at 1413 Magnolia Place. According to a press release, while at the residence, Low observed a vehicle in the driveway matching the description of stolen vehicle from Bishop Motor sales…