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April 13, 2022

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B-2 Wednesday, April 13, 2022 The Press-Dispatch SUBSCRIBE TODAY! We're not afraid to shed some light on the truth. 812-354-8500 907 E. MAIN ST. • PETERSBURG 812-354-2080 WE'RE OPEN Mon-Thurs 5am-10pm Friday 5am-10pm Saturday 6am-10pm Sunday 7am-10pm POWER MART PETERSBURG Jumbo Chicken Tenders 8 for $ 10 Save $1.59 Offer good through April 30, 2022 Breakfast • Biscuits & Gravy • Bacon or Sausage, Egg & Cheese on Biscuit or Bun • Sausage or Ham Breakfast Burrito • Breakfast Crispitos • Breakfast Tornado • And More Breakfast Items NOW SERVING Monday-Friday 5am-10am new new You are invited to a CITY-WIDE BIBLE STUDY Open to men and women, all ages Thursday, April 21 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Randy's Americana Café Dennis Randall, Teacher and Minister First Chris an Church For addi onal informa on call: 812-354-6775 or 941-730-6324 Chicken, Ham, Roast Beef Salad Bar and Dessert $ 13 95 Easter BUFFET Leave the cooking and clean-up to us! 242 S. Hwy. 57 South of Petersburg PLUS DRINKS & TAX each SUNDAY APRIL 17 11am-2pm RESERVATIONS ONLY CALL 812-354-9259 WINSLOW Continued from page 1 Lamb also reminded those present and passed out flyers of a Spay/Neuter Clinic sched- uled for Friday, April 29. "We currently only have 37 appoint- ments and they won't come un- less we have 80," Lamb said. Residents suggested bring- ing the cats at the "cat house." Lamb reminded everyone that Winslow does not actu- ally have a shelter and that Krissy Hayes is a volunteer who works endlessly at find- ing homes for all the stray cats and kittens in Winslow, along with Bill Marshall, who is the Animal Control Director. "We are not a shelter," Lamb said. "We cannot support one. Bill is doing the best he can." The next scheduled meet- ing will be Monday, April 25, at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall. sonal property. An agreement to protect the roads during construction was also discussed, with the roads being returned to original con- dition once the project is com- pleted. Resetarits clarified that estimated taxes paid by the company do not necessar- ily represent additional prop- erty tax revenue for funds sub- ject to the maximum levy lim- itations. Ashley Willis, Pike County Economic Development Di- rector said Pike County needs this project. "With the power plant exiting coal, we need this. It would be a great ben- efit to the community." Matthew Eckerle, principal of bakertilly Municipal Advi- sors, said, "There would be an estimated 35 -year proper- ty tax payment of $ 35,037,030, with an estimated proper- ty tax abatement savings of $ 3,571,000." Eckerle prepared a prelim- inary property tax abatement analysis which was discussed in full during the presentation, with schedules that present unaudited and limited infor- mation, subject to future revi- sion and final report. A fter the presentation, Craig said Pike County's tax rates were top tier and that they have one of the highest tax rates in the state, com- pared to other rural, unincor- porated areas, because of util- ity 'distributables'. Resetarits said the company will guarantee long-term reve- nue to the county and no mat- ter what happens with legisla- tion or the general assembly, the contract guarantees the property will continue paying above the 30 percent floor. In other business, the coun- cil approved all additional ap- propriation requests and County Health Nurse Amy Gladish reported there were no active COVID cases in Pike County. Fifteen cases were reported in March and 5,148 have been vaccinated in the county. Donnie Poehlein of the Pike County Park and Recreation Board spoke to the council about having trouble finding lifeguards at Prides Creek for this summer, due to the low pay scale of $ 9.79 per hour. Poehlein said he was going to research what other parks pay their lifeguards and that may come back next month to re- quest an additional appropria- tion to raise the pay so he can find the necessary help for Summer. Currently there are only three lifeguards hired, and they need eight. Craig said the council would discuss the information pre- sented regarding the solar farm and a decision would be made at the next meeting. The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 10, at 8:30 a.m. at the Pike County Court- house. COUNCIL Continued from page 1 CARPENTER Continued from page 1 travel agent says. My first plea was 80 years. I was scared." A plea agreement was en- tered on Carpenter's behalf that sentences him to 20 years in the Department of Correc- tion, with 135 actual days served and 45 good time cred- it days earned. The State dis- missed all other charges. Carpenter was also or- dered to split the restitution with Dixon for time the vic- tim missed work, for a total of $2,356.20. Carpenter will have to pay for seven weeks of work Norris missed due to the stabbing. "I'll be 56 when I get out," Carpenter said. "What kind of life will I have after being in prison." Zachariah Tharp and Lloyd Carpenter walk into the courtroom on Thursday to enter their Change of Plea and receive their prison sentencing from crimes committed in Otwell last year. Tharp received 10 years for crimi- nal confinement and carpenter received 20 years for attempted murder. Wamser charged with child solicitation By James Capozella A 19 year old Otwell man was charged with level 4 child solicitation when he went to Hornady Park in Petersburg to meet with a 13-year-old de- coy presented on social me- dia by Petersburg Police offi- cer Chad McClellan. Jonathan M. Wamser, 19, 9115 E SR 56, Otwell was ar- rested on Friday, April 8 in his truck at the park by McClel- lan, Deputies Jason McKin- ney and Buck Seger and Pe- tersburg officers Loveless and Deffendall. Deffendall and Loveless were in plain clothes at the park and confirmed that Wam- ser was at the water park ac- cording to the report. McClel- lan blocked the truck with his patrol car and ordered Wams- er to show his hands and exit the vehicle. He was then hand- cuffed and questioned about any weapons in the truck. Wamser advised that he had a Taurus handgun in a pock- et on the door. Deputy McK- inney transported Wamser to the Pike County Jail and Mc- Clellan inventoried the truck and unloaded the 9mm hand- gun according to the report. According to the report, Wamser knew the girl was 13 years old and intended to have sex with her. He had sent ex- plicit personal sex videos and advised they would both get in trouble if anyone knew about it according to the report. Wamser confirmed that he planned to have sex and sent nude pictures of himself. Wamser admitted he knew the contact was underage. He gave McClellan the password to unlock his phone. Jonathon Wamser Four arrested for possession of meth By James Capozella An investigation into a pos- sible theft resulted in four ar- rests for possession of Meth- amphetamine by Deputy Buck Seger on Monday afternoon at 1124 S SR 57. Eric Cresgy, 55, 520 SE 2nd St #717 original- ly requested assistance from police at Mark Brancaccio's SR 57 location, because Aus- tin Moore, 42, 2519 E Nation- al Highway, Washington, was at Cresgy's residence and that there was an active protection order. Brancaccio told officers Austin and Amy had pillaged the bedrooms in the home. Seger reported that he and Petersburg Officers Arnold and Collier determined that nothing had been taken at the Mark Brancaccio resi- dence where Cresgy rents a bedroom. However, baggies of meth residue that Brancac- cio said was cut with fentan- yl were found. They were not tested due to the hazard pre- sented by fentanyl. Austin Moore and Amy Moore, 41, were in a truck at the residence and were placed in custody for possession along with Eric Cresgy and Mark Brancaccio. Brancaccio was charged with Possession of Meth under five grams, pos- session of paraphernalia and possession of Marijuana and possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Cresgy was charged with Possession of Meth under five grams and possession of paraphernalia. Austin Moore was arrested for Possession of Meth under five grams and Amy Moore was arrested for Possession of Meth under five grams and possession of paraphernalia. Speeding results in marijuana arrest A woman from Murfrees- boro, Tennessee was charged with possession of Mari- juana last Sunday after be- ing stopped by Indiana State Trooper James Manning for traveling 96 miles per hour on I69. Akya N. Thomas, 22, 319 E Lokey Ave., Apt. 15, was driving north bound in a 2013 Ford Focus with three juve- niles when trooper Manning stopped her at the 45 mile marker. A fter Manning got back up from Pike County Deputy Bryce Manning and Peters- burg officer Paul Collier, a search was conducted based on the odor of Marijuana ac- cording to the report. Man- ning found marijuana in sev- eral places in the vehicle and Thomas finally admitted it be- longed to her. Thomas had a revoked Ten- nessee drivers license and an Indiana license that ex- pired in 2018. Manning also learned that Thomas had an active warrant out of Vander- burgh County. Thomas was charged with possession and taken to the Pike County Jail with extradition to Vander- burgh County. Texas man dumps alcohol out of vehicle after getting pulled over By Sherri Sebella A Tuscola, Texas man was pulled over on Monday, April 4 after Pike County Deputy Sergeant Jared Simmons ob- served the man continue to swerve back and forth over the center line on Highway 257 near County Road 250 South. A fter Simmons pulled the man over, later identified as Shon McGehee, 62, for driv- ing over the center line, Sim- mons approached the vehicle to speak with McGehee, and asked him for his driver's li- cense. McGehee advised that his wallet was under his driv- er's seat while he retrieved it; while speaking with McGe- hee, Simmons could smell the strong odor of alcoholic com- ing from his person. Accord- ing to the probable cause affi- davit, McGehee's speech was slurred, his eyes were glassy bloodshot and watery, and his manual dexterity was poor. Simmons asked McGehee if had any alcohol to drink and McGehee advised that he had only been drinking coffee and that he knew he was all over the road, but that was because he was tired from driving so much. McGehee stated that he was less than a mile from his hotel called Wood Springs. Simmons asked McGehee where he was trying to get to and he advised Indianapolis. As Simmons was walking back to his vehicle to run his driver's information, McGe- hee poured a liquid out of a container onto the ground from his driver's window. Sim- mons walked back up to the vehicle and could smell that the liquid as an alcoholic bev- erage so he advised McGehee to step out of the vehicle. Simmons ran McGehee through the Standard Field Sobriety Tests and McGe- hee failed all tests. Simmons asked McGehee if he would take a chemical test and Mc- Gehee refused. Simmons placed McGehee into hand- cuffs and he was transported to the Pike County Jail where he was released to jail staff. McGehee was charged with Operating a Vehicle While In- toxicated W/Prior.

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