For The Record: 10/21


MALTERSVILLE — A St. Anthony man was seriously injured Sunday afternoon after crashing his truck on a county road east of Maltersville.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a truck overturned in a ditch on St. Anthony Road North just south of Schnellville Road at 12:56 p.m. The driver, 48-year-old Hugh M. Miller, of 4094 S. Santine Road, had been pulled out of the wrecked 2000 Ford Ranger pickup truck by a passerby who had stopped, according to the sheriff’s department.

Miller was transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Jasper and then flown by LifeFlight helicopter to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville. He was listed in critical condition today, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Deputies said an investigation determined Miller had been northbound on St. Anthony Road North when, for an unknown reason, his truck ran off the east side of the roadway, then slid back across the road. The truck went down an embankment and stopped on its top in a ditch with shallow water.

The Celestine and St. Anthony volunteer fire departments, an Indiana conservation officer, Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and a Uebelhor & Sons wrecker assisted.

The sheriff’s department said the accident remains under investigation.


FERDINAND — A Kentucky motorist avoided injury but his luxury SUV was heavily damaged in a collision with a deer Saturday morning on I-64 near the Ferdinand exit.

Daniel Froehlich, 57, of Henderson was eastbound on I-64 at the 62.5-mile marker in a 2013 Lexus RH 450h at the time of the 7:05 a.m. mishap, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

Froehlich’s SUV made a dead-center hit on a deer that had ran onto the interstate, according to the sheriff’s department. The disabled vehicle stopped in the travel portion of the roadway and had to be towed.

The crash initially was reported as an injury accident, police said, but Froehlich avoided injury.

Damage to the Lexus was estimated at $20,000.

Ferdinand’s police and fire departments, a Berg’s Garage wrecker and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services assisted.


KELLERVILLE — An Orange County man was able to drive his car from the scene of a Tuesday morning collision with a deer on State Road 56 near the Kellerville turnoff.

John L. Barwe, 58, of French Lick was westbound on the highway in a 2007 Prius when the 6:30 a.m. accident occurred 200 feet west of County Road 400E, according to the county sheriff’s department.

A deputy said a deer entered the roadway from the south and ran into the front of Barwe’s Toyota.

Barwe was not injured and police said the deer continued from the scene.

Damage was estimated to have exceeded $2,500.


JASPER — Kandra Knies, 37, of 349 E. Sixth St., was arrested by the Jasper Police Department at 3:19 a.m. Sunday and charged with a misdemeanor count of domestic battery.

Knies was arrested after a man came to the police station to report he had been battered by Knies.
Police said the man received multiple blows to the face with a closed fist and had swelling and small cuts.

Authorities booked Knies into the Dubois County Security Center at 4:20 a.m.


HUNTINGBURG — The Huntingburg Police Department arrested 21-year-old Rolando Monteagudo, of 1526 N. Van Buren St., at 10:47 p.m. Saturday and charged him with drunken driving (blood alcohol content .12 percent).

Monteagudo was arrested after an officer stopped the 2004 Dodge pickup truck Monteagudo was driving in the 200 block of North Main Street for speeding.

Authorities booked Monteagudo into the county security center at 1:31 a.m. Sunday. He posted bond later that morning.


FERDINAND — Shawn M. Davis, 27, of 624 W. Ninth St., was arrested Saturday afternoon by the Ferdinand Police Department and charged with a Class D felony count of domestic battery.

Davis was arrested after police who were called at 1 p.m. learned a woman allegedly had been head-butted by Davis when a child was present.

Authorities booked Davis into the county security center at 5:38 p.m.


HUNTINGBURG — Renee A. Dickson, 31, of 1153 S. Snowball Lane, Santa Claus, was arrested by Huntingburg police Saturday morning on a Class D felony count of controlled substance prescription fraud.

Dickson was arrested after a pharmacist at the Hometown IGA pharmacy in the city questioned a prescription and triggered an investigation, according to authorities.

Police booked Dickson into the county security center at 10:35 a.m. She posted bond that afternoon.


JASPER — The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office has determined a cause of death for a Dubois man who died after an Oct. 12 altercation at a Jasper bar.

Timothy R. Stafford, 41, of 4201 N. Second St., died of a closed head injury related to the 3 a.m. altercation, according to the findings of a Friday autopsy.

Petersburg residents Leslie M. Osborn Jr., 23, and Zachary D. Parks, 22, were arrested by the Jasper Police Department on Thursday afternoon. Both have been charged with Class C felony counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Police and emergency medical technicians who were called to a man down outside J.R.’s Bar, 23 Clay St., found Stafford bleeding from the nose and mouth. He was not breathing and was unresponsive.

Stafford was taken to Memorial Hospital in Jasper and was then flown by LifeFlight helicopter to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville. He succumbed to his injuries at 7:20 p.m. CDT Wednesday, according to police.

Authorities booked Osborn and Parks into the Dubois County Security Center on Thursday afternoon.
Both men posted bond later in the afternoon.

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