Carroll County Briefs - February 26, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 10:00 AM
Pair arrested after officers serve warrant
Law enforcement officials arrested two people after serving a warrant from Gallatin County.
Carroll County Deputy Sheriff J.T. Shaw and Carrollton Police Officer Ron Dickow learned that a woman wanted on a warrant from another county lived near their location while the two officers were on special detail on Feb. 19, a Carroll County Sheriff's Office release said.
Amy Fields, 33, opened the door to officers when they stopped at her home in Worthville, but she tried to shut the door as soon as she realized two police officers were at her residence. She was arrested on the warrant from Gallatin County.
While at the residence, officers noticed suspicious activity by two males who came out of the bathroom together, the release said. The men and other people inside the home were patted down for officer safety.
A used needle with what appeared to be heroin inside was found on the person of David D. Bixler, 41, of Worthville, the police report stated. He was arrested on possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.
A juvenile in the home was removed and placed with his grandparents following the arrests.
Fields and Bixler were lodged at the Carroll County Detention Center and were later released.
Man damages in-laws' home and belongings
A Carroll County deputy sheriff arrested a man for burglary after he broke into a Carrollton home because, he said, he was angry.
Michael G. Brent, 33, of Carrollton, admitted to breaking and entering into his in-laws' home because he was angry with the pair, a Carroll County Sheriff's Office release said. Brent blamed the couple, Amanda Rabourn and Brian Meadows, for his wife, Susie Brent, getting arrested for a DUI.
Brent went to his in-laws' Carrollton home on Feb. 23 and entered the residence after finding the door unlocked. Once inside the home, Brent threw a flat-screen television on the ground, kicked over a vacuum and kicked a door and frame off of the master bedroom entryway. He realized no one was at the residence after kicking in the bedroom door, so he left, the release said.
Rabourn and Meadows called police to report the damage and identified Brent as a possible suspect, the release said.
Carroll County Sheriff's Deputy Daniel Rose found and interviewed Brent, who admitted to the crime.
Brent was arrested for burglary, lodged at the Carroll County Detention Center and later released.
Anonymous tip leads to Indiana man's arrest
Police arrested a man for smoking marijuana at Carrollton's Point Park on Sunday.
Officers arrested Philip A. Leon, 30, of Madison, after stopping his vehicle after a tip to law enforcement, a Carroll County Sheriff's Office release said. The tip told police Leon had been smoking marijuana or synthetic marijuana and had three young children in his vehicle.
Carrollton Police Officer Ron Dickow stopped the vehicle. Carroll County Deputy Sheriff Daniel Rose and Dickow performed a field sobriety test on Leon, which he failed. Officers placed him under arrest, and Leon gave permission to search his vehicle.
Officers found a package of what was believed to be synthetic marijuana and several remnants of marijuana cigarettes in the vehicle's ash tray.
Leon was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, possession of synthetic cannabinoids, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating without insurance and driving while license suspended. He was lodged at the Carroll County Detention Center and was later released.
Child support warrants served by police
Three more people sought on warrants for failure to pay child support have been arrested.
Carroll County law enforcement arrested Joseph D. Walls, 27, of Crestwood; Joseph D. Botkins, 34, of Ghent; and Jeffery D. Brent, 21, of Sanders. Each was charged with flagrant non-support and lodged at the Carroll County Detention Center.
Officers arrested 12 people on Feb. 19 after warrants were issued by the Carroll County Attorney's Office. Several police agencies participated in the child support warrant round-up and searched for people in Carroll, Owen, Trimble, Henry, Oldham and Gallatin counties.
Eleven people still have warrants out for their arrest for flagrant non-support.