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April 13, 2022

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, April 13, 2022 A-3 LOCAL Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg NEWS BRIEFS Pike-Gibson retired teachers spring meeting April 14 The retired teachers of Pike and Gibson County will hold their spring meeting on Thursday, April 14 at the Vil- lage Inn, at 11:30 a.m., Eastern time, with a meal served at noon and program to follow. Living healthy with chronic conditions workshop There will be a Living a Healthy Life with chronic con- ditions workshop will continue April 19 from 1:30 -4 p.m. at the Winslow Community Center, 411 E. Porter Street, Winslow. For more information or to register contact Cathy Jones at 812-888 -5159 or email Dementia-friendly community session is April 20 The Oakland City-Columbia Township Public Library is partnering with SWIRCA to host an informational ses- sion on becoming more dementia friendly in our commu- nities. The session is geared towards business, church, and others who may cross paths with the one in 10 old- er adults who have some stage of dementia. The session will be held Wednesday, April 20 at 10 a.m. CDT in the li- brary meeting room. Anyone wishing to attend, should call the library at 812- 749 -3559 to reserve their seat. April Showers Festival set for April 23 First Choice Solutions, (FCS), formerly the Pregnan- cy Care center, will be having their annual April Showers Festival on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from noon to 4 p.m., at 714 W. Walnut Street, Washington. FCS will have sev- eral different types of booths, including kid's games, bar- rel ride, raffles for different kinds of baskets, kettle corn, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and chips, bottled water and face painting. Donations for the food are encouraged. The police and fire departments will be here again demonstrating various activities, which were a hit with the kiddos last year. The game booths, barrel ride, raffle items, fire and police demonstrations, and face painting booth will require tickets which can be purchased on site. Two local Christian bands will be providing music. Please come and join us for an afternoon of music, food, and fun! All proceeds will be used for operating expens- es to help serve our clients. There is a rain date of Satur- day, April 30, at the same time! Also, if you plan to come, please bring lawn, or bag chairs to be able to sit and en- joy the music and food. PORK CHOP DINNER WINSLOW MASONIC LODGE #260 Saturday, Apr. 23 10am - ?? Dine In or Dine In or Carry out Carry out at the door at the door 510 N. Main St., Hwy 61 Hosted by the Jefferson Township Ruritan Club Friday, April 15 at Otwell Community Center Serving Begins at 4:30 p.m. until sold out Me a l in c lu d e s : $ 1 2 p e r m e a l Fried fish, 2 sides, and slice of bread Pre-order by calling or messaging 812-582-2938 For Pike County Council District 1 Born and raised on a family farm in Pike County, I believe making my home in Pike County is the best and only place for my wife, Angela and I to raise our three children: Alaina, Mya and Jake. Upon graduating from Pike Central High School and Vincennes University, I started my 15-year career at Stone & Stemle (John Deere) working in service and sales. Deciding to strike it out on my own, I opened an equipment rental business that was soon expanded through the purchase of General Rental, in Washington. As a self- employed entrepreneur, I have tried different endeavors and understand the challenges people face through my own experience with success and loss. Since 2016, I have been working hard on the Pike County Public Library Board to bring expanded services to our community and currently hold the office of President. I am running for County Council as a business owner, family man and supporter of Pike County. I want to help residents have the tools needed for success. A vote for me is a vote for new ideas, fiscal accountability and growth. I am running on the platform of the "People and Progress in Pike County Equals Success." Elect Jared Furman Vote Jared Furman for County Council District 1 I would appreciate your vote on May 3! 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Pike County Jail inmate tries to escape By Sherri Sebella Additional police were called to Pike County Jail on Sunday, April 3, after an inmate, Sheila Cash, 24, of Winslow, tried to escape the jail. At approximately 5:20 a.m., Sergeant Paul Collier with the Petersburg Police Depart- ment was at the Pike Coun- ty Jail when Deputy Sergeant Jared Simmons advised that the jail staff needed assis- tance with inmate Cash. Cash was in cell number 150, due to her previously be- ing violent with jail staff. Sim- mons advised that Cash told staff she was bleeding. Sim- mons also requested assis- tance from female Petersburg Police Officer Taylor Deffen- doll. Police went to Cash's cell and Simmons opened the cell door and a jailer asked Cash where she was bleeding at. Cash stated she wasn't bleed- ing at the moment, but she wanted her clothes. As the jailer was closing the door, Cash ran out of her cell with only panties on, towards the 114B door that was closed, which leads to the exit of the facility. As Cash was running by Of- ficer Deffendoll, she struck Deffendoll on the bridge of her nose. Cash jumped and kicked the 114B door. As she was coming down, Deffendoll grabbed her and Cash fell to the floor. Deffendoll, Sim- mons, and Collier had to force Cash's hands behind her back to handcuff her, as the jailer held her legs to keep her from kicking. Once Cash was placed in handcuffs, she started pull- ing on her underwear stat- ing "I don't need clothes." Police carried her to the re- straint chair near the 150 cell. She was set on the floor and then picked up; Police tried to place her in the restraint chair. Cash became combative and would not comply. Officer Collier was on Cash's left side and she turned her head and bit Collier on the right shoul- der, causing pain. The body camera Collier was wearing, shows the officer yelling out in pain as Cash is biting him, ac- cording to the probable cause affidavit. Cash released her bite as Collier's left fist was coming down to strike her on the side of her head to get her to stop. Simmons and the jailer had to force Cash's legs in- to straps of the restraint and then Simmons and Deffen- doll restrained her arms, as Collier took her handcuffs off once at a time. Once Cash was secured to the restraint chair, the jailer placed a spit mask on Cash. As Collier wheeled Cash into cell 150, facing the cell camera, a blanket was put over her. A fter the incident, Sim- mons advised Collier that he witnessed Cash spit on his gloved hand while trying to put her into the restraint chair. Collier was advised by Dispatch that according to Cash's jail intake records, she stated she could be HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) positive and that she had hepatitis, but was unsure of the type. According to the probable cause affidavit, Cash know- ingly and intentionally bat- tered a public safety official while that official was en- gaged in official duties by bit- ing Collier, causing pain and bodily injury and also striking Deffendoll. Cash also knew and recklessly failed to know the saliva from her bite on Col- lier's shoulder, and the saliva she spit on Collier, was infect- ed with hepatitis or HIV. Charges were filed of Bat- tery with Bodily Injury to a Public Safety Officer, a Lev- el 5 felony.

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