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Dubois County (NNDC):

Huntingburg Man Faces Meth Charge, Suspected in Cash Theft

A Huntingburg man was jailed and is facing multiple  charges. Ferdinand Police were looking for 24-year-old Darrel Harris Jr. regarding questions about a reported a theft of cash from the Red Roof Inn in Ferdinand.

When police found the suspect Saturday, and  officers reported he acted suspiciously and concluded him to be a safety threat.

A search revealed meth and a smoking pipe, along with other questionable items in a bag Harris allegedly tried to hand off to another individual when police arrived.

Officers also said they found cash, which was consistent with the amount that was taken from the hotel.

Harris is charged with Possession of Meth and Paraphernalia.  the investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible.

Dubois County Commissioners held their monthly meeting Monday Morning.

Most of the agenda was regular business such as staffing, highway supervisor update, park board report, and revisons to the flag lowering policy.

The brunt of the discussions were discussions regarding the County’s medical plans and an update on the Jail study on its upcoming changes.  Details of these two topics are covered in a separate link which can be viewed from the tap on the News Now Home page.

Man falls from tree and sustains life threatening injuries.

An Indiana man is suffering life threatening injuries after falling from a tree.

Shane Thomas (44) fell approximately fifty feet from a tree and was taken by another camper to urgent care in Ferdinand, IN.  He was then transported to Memorial Hospital in Jasper and later flown to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville.

Thomas suffered internal injuries and broken bones in his back.  The reason why Thomas was in the tree is still being investigated.  Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor to the fall.

The accident occurred on Ferdinand State Forest property where Thomas was camping at approximately 10:30 am on Saturday August 4th 2018.

Jasper Police are asking the publics help in locating a hit and run driver:





Monday, a white Ford pick-up, possibly an F 150, for unknown reasons began backing up in the roadway at the intersection of 43rd St. and Mannheim Rd. striking Michael Brassine’s 2008 Toyota Prius.  Brassine is a resident of Loogootee.

The Ford truck then pulled away and left the scene.  The truck will have damage to the right rear of the vehicle

Anyone with information is asked to call JPD at 812-482-2255.

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