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A-2 Wednesday, August 19, 2020 The Press-Dispatch Respect for Human Dignity • Quality • Justice Stewardship • Compassionate Caring Ben Stillman, D.O. is now accepting new primary care patients at Petersburg Family Medicine, located at 1003 East Illinnois Street, Petersburg, IN. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Stillman, call 812-354-3458. Ben Stillman, D.O. Accepting New Patients Roadside Assistance See Business Box for special services Page B-3 PETERSBURG Continued from page 1 By Andy Heuring A Vincennes man was ar- rested after motorists report- ed a U-Haul truck had hit sev- eral construction barrels and couldn't stay in its lane. Patric Marsee, 42, of 1003 Bayou St., #3, Vincennes, was arrested at about 12:06 a.m. Sunday morning on I-69 on charges of operating a ve- hicle while intoxicated, with a prior conviction in the last five years and failure to stop for an accident with damage. Pike County Deputy Sher- iff Cody Jones said central dis- patch got a report of a U-Haul truck driving north on I-69 that had hit several construc- tion barrels and was driving from lane to lane. Jones said he went to I-69, near mile-marker 46, where he saw a U-Haul truck driv- ing north in the middle of the two lanes and dragging an or- ange construction cone. Jones stopped the truck and found Marsee driving. While he was talking with Marsee, he noticed the odor of alcohol. According to Jones' report, Marsee admitted drinking. He failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Pike County Jail, where he tested 0.218 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent. Marsee charged with OVWI after hitting cones on I-69 WARRANTS Continued from page 1 Sharon's home for an approx- imate two to three hour time frame" on Thursday night and early Friday morning. It also states call detail re- cords further indicate Ed- ward's phone pinging a signal off of the same tower for about one hour in the late night hours of Friday, July 17 and on numerous other nights in the month leading up to Sha- ron's death. The search warrant also cites data from CPAP records of both Edward and Sharon. A CPAP device is a sleep aid for people with sleep apnea. The affidavit states Edward used his device "at an unusually late hour on the nights in question, apparently getting to bed" at about 3:30 a.m. Friday, July 17 and 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Ju- ly 18. The records also showed Sharon's CPAP device was last used on Wednesday morn- ing. Phone records for Sha- ron's phone determined the last call or activity of any kind occurred on the afternoon of Thursday, July 16, with no ac- tivity of any kind logged on Friday or Saturday. "This in- cludes any incoming calls, voicemails or text messages, which has led affiant to believe that a distinct possibility ex- ists that the cellular phone of Sharon Fox was turned off during this time period. Inter- estingly, there were incoming missed calls documented on Sunday, July 19, 2020. By pat- terning the history of activi- ty on Sharon's phone, it was extremely unusual for her to go an entire day with no ac- tivity whatsoever," states the affidavit. The search warrant was is- sued and asks for information from Edward's account for "detailed data about the lo- cations, usage and history of such cellular phone, which is directly germane to affiant's investigation into the cause of death of Sharon Fox." Evidence to be seized in- cludes: Account informa- tion, android information, ev- idence of suer attribution, cal- endar, contacts, documents, finance, G-mail messages, Google photos, location his- tory, play store, search histo- ry, voice, Google Home, Goo- gle Assistant, Android Autor, Android Drive, tombstone Da- ta Archive and MEST labs. It asked for this information be- tween the dates of June 1, 2020 and July 20, 2020. Edward was arrested on Ju- ly 20 on charges of resisting arrest and obstruction of jus- tice after he scuffled with po- lice when they attempted to take his cellphone into cus- tody. He was later arrested Ju- ly 24 on a charge of breaking and entering after, according to a probable cause affidavit, he admitted he had entered Sharon's residence. In the af- fidavit, he told police he had broke a lock pick off in one of the door's locks, but eventu- ally gained entrance using a knife. Edward posted a $10,000, 10 percent bond on Monday and was released from the Pike County Jail. He had earlier posted a $2,500 bond. Edward has denied having anything to do with Sharon's death. Pathologist B. Jaco- by stated in his preliminary autopsy report that Sharon's death was accidental. By Andy Heuring A Winslow couple was taken into custody on meth-related charges after police execut- ed a search warrant on their residence Tues- day afternoon. Pike County Sheriff Kent Johnson said po- lice located at least 15 grams of crystal meth during the search. Jeremiah Parker, 29, of Winslow, and Kieran Woosley, 26, were trans- ported to the Pike County Jail. Johnson said the investigation was continuing and final charges were would be determined later. Winslow couple in custody after police find meth Three arrests made on a narcotics search warrant By James Capozella Charges were request- ed for Arin Dulworth, Darin Dulworth and Patricia Dul- worth when a narcotics war- rant was served at 506 E. Ce- dar St., Petersburg, on Satur- day, August 15. Petersburg Officer Scott Arnold was ac- companied by Petersburg Po- lice Chief Charles Baumgart, and Pike County Sheriff's Deputies Buck Seger, Cody Jones and Paul Collier during the search. All three suspects were charged with maintaining a common nuisance and pos- session of paraphernalia, and Arin Dulworth was charged with possession of a con- trolled substance. Darin Dul- worth and Patrica Dulworth had charges requested for possession of marijuana. Arin Dulworth was trans- ported to the Pike County Jail following a search that includ- ed several bedrooms, the liv- ing room and the kitchen at 506 E. Cedar. According to the report, Arin advised officers that the white powder residue and pills marked 10MG with five dots belonged to her. She said she snorted pills and the white residue was from crush- ing pills, according to the re- port. Cody May arrested for possession of meth By James Capozella Cody James May, 24, of 1811 E. Alford Road, Petersburg, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine by Peters- burg Officer Scott Arnold ear- ly Wednesday morning after a traffic stop on SR 356. Officer Arnold observed a blue Chev- rolet travel left of the center- line, so he made a traffic stop. In his report, he said he noted the driver "appeared very ner- vous, was sweating, not mak- ing any eye contact and had uncontrollable facial move- ments that through training is seen when someone is intoxi- cated on methamphetamine." Arnold was advised by dis- patch that May had drug charges in the past and was al- so arrested several times for intoxicated driving. During a pat down, Arnold found a plas- tic wrapper containing a white crystal substance rolled up in May's left sock. When asked what it was, May turned to- ward Arnold in an aggressive, angry manner, but then com- plied with Arnold's order not to move, according to the re- port. May advised Arnold that the substance was metham- phetamine and that he had purchased a half gram to use that evening. May also said the last time he used was at 9 p.m., which was five hours prior to the stop, according to the report. A fter a search and inventory of the vehicle, it was released to the owner. Tharp arrested for OVWI refusal Brian Keith Tharp, 39, of 4093 N. Tharp Ln., Peters- burg, was arrested for OV WI, refusal with a prior by Indiana State Trooper Casey Boeck- man. Boeckman was follow- ing an erratic driver through Winslow, onto Winslow-Ca- to Road and then onto 200 S., where a traffic stop was made on Friday, August 14 at about 11 p.m. Pike County Sheriff's Dep- uty Buck Seger and Deputy Simmons assisted Boeckman while he administered field so- briety tests and a PBT, which was .193, according to the re- port and probable cause affi- davit. Tharp verbally refused a certified test and was given the opportunity to call and have someone to pickup his vehicle. Tharp exhibited six clues following the Standard- ized Field Sobriety Testing, according to the affidavit. Boeckman said that Tharp was respectful and cooper- ative while handcuffed and transported to the Pike Coun- ty Jail for booking, according to the report. Mayor Klipsch and oth- er councilmen suggested he close the street to traffic. "We are trying to accommo- date people too much and put- ting our people at risk," said Klipsch. "I just want to make sure ev- eryone goes home at night," said Elmore. Gary Leavitt told Police Chief Chuck Baumgart he was getting complaints about speeders. Baumgart suggest- ed moving the portable radar that flashes vehicles' speeds from 9th Street to Main St. However, he said they should wait a couple of weeks since school just started. Councilmen voted to have the first reading of a fire- works ordinance that estab- lishes what days and hours fireworks can be set off. It sets hours for consum- er fireworks to be used be- tween 5 p.m. and two hours after dark on the days of June 29 and 30, July 1 through 9, except for July 4, when they can be used from 10 a.m. to midnight. On New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, they can be used from 10 a.m. to mid- night. Also on Memorial Day and Labor Day, they can be used from 5 p.m. to two hours after sunset. Public display permits sought by qualified operators for associations and groups of individuals should be request- ed from the Petersburg Fire Chief. Councilmen voted to ap- prove three new members for the Petersburg Fire Depart- ment. Chief Elmore said the three applicants had been rec- ommended by the interview board and township board. Those members are Dylan Veale, Jack Riddle and Alex Like. NICHOLS AVE. DRAINAGE SOLUTION Mayor Klipsch said city crews are going to begin work on ditches along Nichols Ave. to help carry water away from the area. Trade Mart open on North Main Street The former Circle K in Petersburg is now the Trade Mart. The convenience store and gas station was purchased by Mr. and mrs Patel, who also operate a conve- nience store in Patoka. Above, Lukas Hill and Zac Harper with Signs, Neon and Express remove the pre- vious business name and will be adding the Trade Mart logo to the building and gas pump canopy. St. John charged with failure to stop By James Capozella A minor rear-end accident at Huck's convenience store on Thursday evening in Pe- tersburg resulted in charges for failure to stop after an accident involving damage. William Arthur St. John, 49, of 154N. Whitelock Ave., Apt #22, Petersburg, was charged after an investigation by Pe- tersburg Corporal Kyle Mills. Mills was able to view vid- eo of the accident captured on store cameras, as well as ob- tain a name of the person buy- ing a pizza at the store that left in the gray Toyota car involved in the accident. Officer Mills, through a de- scription of the driver and ve- hicle, set out to look for the ve- hicle after completing an acci- dent report for Patricia Cum- mings. Upon attempting to locate the vehicle, Mills only got to Walnut and First streets when he saw a vehicle match- ing the description. The ve- hicle turned west down First Street and passed by Mills, who noted a male driver and minor front end damage to the car. Mills also noticed the male driver turning his head and looking at Huck's numer- ous times, according to the report. The unmarked patrol car Mills drives was not no- ticed by the driver, who turned south on SR 57 and then west on SR 56, before turning onto Whitelock Ave. Mills initiated emergency lights and stopped the vehi- cle on Whitelock Ave. and ex- plained to the driver the rea- son for the stop. When Mills asked St. John to be honest with him, St. John said that it was him that fled the scene, according to the report. The probable cause affidavit stated that St. John explained that he left the scene because he was scared and that he messed up. Mills then told St. John that because he intentionally left the scene of an accident, knowing that he caused the accident, he was placing him under arrest for leaving the scene.

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