Seymour teen hospitalized after being pinned under pickup

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Bartholomew County Dispatch received a call Wednesday at 8:13 p.m. in reference to a reported disturbance in the area of Azalia. Judy Jackson, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman, says the first report advised of a couple arguing in a truck near South County Road 350 East and Boat Street. The second call reported a truck in a yard in the area of 6800 East County Road 800 South.

Deputy Matt Bush responded to the scene and reportedly found that the truck had hit a tree and 18-year-old Chandler Arnholt, of Seymour, was pinned under it. Authorities say that female minor had left the scene.

After Arnholt was extricated from under the vehicle, he was flown to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Authorities describe Arnholt’s injuries as “non-life-threatening.” Deputies were then advised that the female juvenile was returning to the scene.

Jackson says that the preliminary investigation indicates that both Arnholt and the juvenile female had been drinking and had an argument that resulted in her leaving the scene. Police say it is currently unknown how the accident occurred or how Arnholt became pinned under the pickup truck.

The investigation is ongoing.

Crash in Seymour involving semi hurts three people

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Three people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Jackson County. Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, Indiana State Police spokesman, says that troopers responded to the scene on northbound I-65 at the 55 mile marker at 4:45 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police

Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police

Wheeles says that the initial investigation, by Trooper Tia Deaton, indicated that a car driven by 23-year-old Ye Sun, of Urbana, IL was merging onto northbound I-65 from State Road 11 when he pulled into the path of a tractor trailer driven by 37-year-old Said Adam, of Cincinnati. ISP says that Sun’s vehicle collided with the trailer Adam was pulling, causing Sun’s vehicle to overturn before coming to rest in the northbound lanes of I-65.

Wheeles says that Sun, along with his two passengers, were injured in the crash. Sun was extricated from the vehicle before being flown to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis for what are being called “serious” injuries. His two passengers were transported to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour. Adam was not injured.

State Police say that northbound I-65 was closed for approximately two hours for crash investigation and cleanup.

Traffic stop leads to arrest of two teens on drug charges

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Columbus Police say two area residents were arrested on drug charges after a Wednesday night traffic stop.

Nathaniel L. Jones-Knight; photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

Nathaniel L. Jones-Knight; photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

Lt. Matt Harris, department spokesman, says that at approximately 7:45 p.m., Officer Jeremy Jones stopped a vehicle in the 700 block of Cleveland Street for a traffic violation. During the stop, Officer Jones reports that his K-9 partner, Max, was alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle. Officers asked that the driver, 18-year-old Nathaniel L. Jones-Knight, and his passenger, 19-year-old Emily P. Parrish, to exit the vehicle. Harris says that a search of the vehicle ended with officers finding methamphetamine behind the driver’s seat and in the driver’s side floorboard. Police also reportedly found a syringe inside a purse that was in the vehicle.

Jones-Knight and Parrish were then arrested. Jones-Knight is facing preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, while Parrish is

Emily Parrish; photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

Emily Parrish; photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

facing a charge of Possession of a Legend Drug Injection Device.

Sheriff’s Department accepting applications for deputy position

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The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Officials say that applicants must be at least 21-years-old, have a high school diploma or GED and possess a valid driver’s license.

Starting salary ranges from $43,738 to $47,738. Benefits include shift differential, longevity pay, military incentive pay, health, vision, and dental insurance, retirement and a take home car.

Applications can be obtained in person at the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office or online at www.bartholomew.in.gov/sheriff.html#forms.

All applications must be received at the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, located at 543 Second Street in Columbus, by March 17.

Cummins names new Principal Accounting Officer

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Cummins Inc. announced, in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, that it had appointed Christopher Clulow as Vice President – Corporate Controller and the Company’s Principal Accounting Officer. The assignment goes into effect on March 1st.

The company says that the 45-year-old Clulow has been the Company’s Controller – Components Segment since 2014. The SEC filing says that Clulow will replace Marsha Hunt as the Company’s Principal Accounting Officer after her appointment to the Financial Accounting Standards Board for a term beginning July 1st.

Arrest leads to additional arrests on theft, drug, other charges

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Jennings County Sheriff’s Deputies serving an arrest warrant on Monday led to the issuance of a search warrant and a total of three arrests.

Damon Clark; photo courtesy of Jennings Co. Sheriff's Dept.

Damon Clark; photo courtesy of Jennings Co. Sheriff’s Dept.

Lt. Mike Mowery, department spokesman, says that at 11:15 a.m. Deputy Cody Low served an arrest warrant on Damon Clark at 1413 Magnolia Place. While at the home, Deputy Low reported seeing a pickup truck in the driveway matching the description of vehicle reported stolen from Bishop Motor sales in Vernon on Feb. 8th. Mowery says that dispatch confirmed that the pickup, as well as the license plate displayed on it, was stolen. Deputy Low reported speaking with the subjects inside the home and arrested 25-year-old Damon Clark, of North Vernon, on his outstanding warrant.

Further investigation led Deputy Low to apply for a search warrant of the home. Mowery says that the residence was secured by assisting deputies until a search warrant could be obtained. A search warrant, signed by Circuit Court Judge Webster, was obtained shortly thereafter. A search allegedly resulted in the discovery of syringes, paraphernalia, methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl.

Jarvie Williams, III; photo courtesy of Jennings Co. Sheriff's Dept.

Jarvie Williams, III; photo courtesy of Jennings Co. Sheriff’s Dept.

Deputies then arrested 23-year-old Jarvie Williams, III, of North Vernon, on preliminary charges of Auto Theft, Theft, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Narcotic Drug, Possession of Syringe, Possession of Heroin and Possession of Paraphernalia. Also arrested was 24-year-old Alexandrew Mullikan, of Vernon. He is facing preliminary charges of Auto Theft, Theft, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Narcotic Drug, Possession of Syringe and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.

Alexandrew Mullikan; photo courtesy of Jennings Co. Sheriff's Dept.

Alexandrew Mullikan; photo courtesy of Jennings Co. Sheriff’s Dept.

Increased auto thefts in Bartholomew County

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The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department says it is seeing an increase in auto thefts.

Sheriff Matt Myers says that there were 41 auto thefts in Bartholomew County in 2015. In 2016, there were 43 cases and so far this year, there have been 11 auto theft cases, says Myers. The Sheriff says this does not include reports made to the Columbus Police Department or the Indiana State Police. Myers says that in eight of the 11 vehicle thefts reported to the Sheriff’s Department so far this year, keys were left in the vehicles.

“Don’t make it easy for thieves to take your vehicle: keep your vehicle locked, never leave your keys in your car, close all windows and don’t forget the sunroof, never leave your car running unattended, do not leave valuables in plain view inside your car, park in a well-lit area, and be aware of your surroundings,” said BCSO Road Commander, Capt. Dave Steinkoenig.

“It isn’t just a matter of losing your vehicle, people keep too many personal things in their vehicles: credit cards, banking information, billing statements, items that enable car thieves to glean enough information to assume your identity”, said Sheriff Myers. He adds that car thieves are also finding ways to gain access to dashboard systems. Police say that these systems, once synced to a smartphone, provides thieves with a repository of sensitive information.

March is Red Cross Month

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During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood. Blood donation opportunities are being held locally:

In Columbus:
Feb. 22: noon – 5 p.m. at First Christian Church;
Feb. 24: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at La QUINTA, on Carrie Lane;
Mar. 3: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at La QUINTA;
Mar. 10: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at La QUINTA;

In Nashville:
Mar. 15: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Parkview Church of the Nazarene, on 1750 East State Road 46

In North Vernon:
Feb. 22: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church;

In Greenwood:
Feb. 21: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Johnson County Library White River Branch;

Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Columbus Police arrest local man on drug charge, warrants

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The Columbus Police Department says that officers arrested a local man early Tuesday morning after it was determined that he had two warrants for his arrest.

James Garris; photo courtesy of the Columbus Police Dept.

James Garris; photo courtesy of the Columbus Police Dept.

Lt. Matt Harris, CPD spokesman, says that at approximately 2:10 a.m., officers saw 33-year-old James T. Garris, at a gas station in the 1700 block of North National Road, where they confirmed that he had outstanding Bartholomew County warrants. Police say that Garris was taken into custody without incident. While officers were searching Garris, they allegedly found a small bag of methamphetamine in his clothing. Garris was arrested on the warrants and a preliminary charge of Possession of Methamphetamine.

Greensburg Honda plant begins production of CR-V

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The Honda plant in Greensburg on Wednesday celebrated the start of production of the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V, the first SUV built at the plant since it began production in 2008. Honda officials say that, with the move, the plant now builds Honda’s two best-selling vehicles of 2016: the Civic and CR-V.

In March of last year, Honda announced new investment of $52 million and the creation of 100 new jobs to support the production startup of the Honda CR-V, as Honda invested in its capability to meet growing demand for its light-truck models. HMIN’s production of the CR-V was transitioned from the Honda de Mexico (HDM) plant in Guadalajara. Honda also builds the CR-V at its East Liberty, Ohio auto plant and at a Honda plant in Alliston, Ontario, Canada.

“We are leveraging the manufacturing flexibility of our experienced Indiana associates to meet the needs of our customers,” said Bob Nelson, president of Honda Manufacturing of Indiana. “With the CR-V and Civic, we are really proud to build two of America’s best-selling vehicles in Indiana.”