For The Record: 7/24


HUNTINGBURG — The Huntingburg Police Department took a woman into custody Wednesday night after a male victim reported a domestic battery.

The 7:55 p.m. call took police to the 200 E. Second Ave. home of 37-year-old Breann B. Campbell.

Huntingburg officers and an Indiana State Police trooper arrived to find Campbell walking away from the residence. Police located her a few houses away and then spoke to the complainant who said a verbal argument culminated with Campbell slapping him in the right eye and hitting him with a belt on the back. The victim had marks on his body supporting his story, police said.

Campbell told police the victim had struck himself in the eye and she had not meant to strike him on the back.

Police arrested Campbell and authorities booked her into the Dubois County Security Center at 9:23 p.m. on a Level 6 felony count of domestic battery. A Level 6 felony under Indiana’s new criminal code was a Class D felony prior to July 1.


HUNTINGBURG — The Huntingburg Police Department arrested a man Wednesday evening after being called to the city’s south side in reference to an intoxicated man at Main Street and Sunset Drive.

Officers arrived to find Tony T. Pfingston II, 41, of 13676 N. Base Road, Gentryville, walking southbound. Police saw him walk into a wooded area and continue south through homeowners’ yards.
Police caught up to him and took him into custody when he crossed County Road 750S.

Authorities booked Pfingston into the Dubois County Security Center at 8:10 p.m. on a misdemeanor count of public intoxication (blood alcohol content .22 percent).


PATOKA RESERVOIR — An Indiana conservation officer arrested Larry T. Jones, 42, of Loogootee at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and charged him with driving on a suspended license with a prior conviction for the same offense.

Jones was arrested after a conservation officer on patrol ran the license plate on a 2001 Ford Windstar minivan he was driving eastbound on Lick Ford Marina Road near the Hoosier Hills Marina and learned the plate returned to another vehicle. After a traffic stop, the conservation officer learned Jones’ license had been suspended.

Authorities booked Jones into the county security center at 10 p.m. on the misdemeanor count. He was also cited for driving a vehicle with a false or fictitious plate.


CELESTINE — A Celestine teen escaped his injury when he wrecked his pickup truck along a county road north of Celestine Wednesday afternoon.

Kaden A. Quinn, 16, of Robert Drive, Celestine, was northbound on Celestine Road North in a 2002 Ford Ranger when the 1 p.m accident occurred a mile north of County Road 720E, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies said Quinn lost control of the truck on wet pavement while exiting a curve. The truck went left of center, ran off the west side of the road and traveled down an embankment. Police said the truck struck a dirt mound and a small tree before stopping on its side.

The crash totaled the Ford.

A Uebelhor & Sons wrecker assisted.


KELLERVILLE — No tickets were issued after a semi tractor-trailer collided with a tree-trimming truck Wednesday morning on County Road 400E, 750 feet north of State Road 56.

A Townsend Tree Service 2011 International 4000 series truck was parked partially in the southbound lane of County Road 400E at the time of the 8:30 a.m. mishap, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

A Townsend crew that was trimming trees on the west side of the county road had surrounded the truck with traffic cones and traffic warning signs had been placed along the road north and south of the scene, police said.

The driver’s side mirror of the Evansville company’s tree-trimming truck was sideswiped by a southbound 2006 International tractor-trailer driven by Ricky L. Tedrow, 54, 8567 N. Hickory Grove Road, Dubois, police said. The truck was owned by Simple Transport Inc., of 4886 E. 450N, Dubois.

Police said Tedrow had steered to the left but did not veer far enough to avoid the collision.

Damage to the Townsend truck was estimated at $750. There was no damage estimate for the transport company’s truck.


JASPER — Units of the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire Wednesday afternoon on West Seventh St.

Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang said Evan Cook had been working on his 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix on the street outside of his 422 W. Seventh St. residence prior to the fire being reported at 3:19 p.m. The cause of the fire could not be determined but the car was totaled, according to Hochgesang.

Two trucks and 24 firefighters were on the scene 15 minutes.

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