For The Record: 7/25


JASPER — A Huntingburg woman arrested for allegedly battering a male victim Wednesday night is alleged to have battered the man again Thursday after he picked her up at jail.

Breann B. Campbell, 37, of 200 E. Second Avenue, was originally arrested Wednesday by Huntingburg Police Department officers answering a 7:55 p.m. call from the male victim reporting a domestic battery.

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.

At 2:15 p.m. Thursday, according to authorities, Campbell was released on her own recognizance and the victim of the Wednesday-night battery drove her away from the Dubois County Security Center.

Campbell is alleged to have repeatedly struck the victim in the chest while they traveled in Jasper.
The victim turned the vehicle around and drove back to the security center to contact law enforcement.

Authorities said Campbell fled on foot to the Riverwalk area where she was located and re-arrested on another battery charge by a Dubois County Sheriff’s Department deputy.

Campbell was re-booked into the security center at 3:40 p.m.


HUNTINGBURG — Police notified Thursday afternoon about a possibly intoxicated woman walking on State Road 64 west of Main Street arrested the suspect on a pair of charges.

Officers answering the 3:25 p.m. call located Angela Zink, 39, of 212 W. Third St., sitting on the edge of someone’s driveway. Police said she was intoxicated and could not stand on her own.

Police contacted Zink’s husband, to pick her up but, after she was put into a vehicle and they were driving away, the husband stopped, got out and told police his wife had struck him.

Angela was arrested on a Level 6 felony count of domestic battery and a misdemeanor count of public intoxication (blood alcohol content .31 percent). Given her level of intoxication, authorities said, she was transported to Memorial Hospital to be given medical clearance prior to being booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 6:55 p.m.

The battery charge was a felony because of a prior conviction for the same offense, according to police. A Level 6 felony under Indiana’s new criminal code was a Class D felony prior to July 1.


HOLLAND — Dee A. Houchin, 51, 6929 W. 1025S, Holland, was arrested early today on a Level 6 felony count of domestic battery.

Houchin was arrested after a male victim came to the Huntingburg police station at 12:30 a.m. to report a battery that had allegedly taken place near Holland. After speaking with the male victim, who had scratches on his face, a Dubois County Sheriff’s Department deputy made contact with Houchin, whose blood alcohol content registered .14 percent at the time, and took her into custody.

Authorities booked Houchin into the county security center at 2 a.m.


JASPER — Christopher L. May, 30, made an initial court appearance in Dubois Circuit Court on Wednesday to answer to multiple felony counts stemming from a Saturday incident in Jasper.


Court documents state the Jasper Police Department was dispatched to a battery at 1:51 a.m. Saturday in which a pregnant woman was, among other things, kicked in the stomach during a physical altercation.

The female victim was transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital and it was ultimately determined there was no risk to the pregnancy, according to court documents.

May was not present but a warrant was issued charging him with Level 5 felony counts of battery with bodily injury to a pregnant woman and criminal confinement, plus Level 6 felony counts of strangulation and domestic battery.

Authorities booked May into the Dubois County Security Center at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday. During a court appearance that day, an initial plea of not guilty was entered in his behalf and his next court appearance was set for Aug. 6.

May was released from jail at 3:19 p.m. Wednesday but a no-contact order approved by the court barred him from contacting the victim in the case.


JASPER — Neither driver was cited after two SUVs collided Thursday afternoon at Eighth and Jackson streets.

Molly Litteken of Jasper was westbound on Eighth Street in a 2008 Mercury Mariner at the time of the 3:15 p.m. mishap, according to the Jasper Police Department.

Litteken said her view of Jackson Street was obstructed by vehicles parked on the east side of the street and she failed to see a southbound 2009 Dodge Journey driven by Melinda R. Buffington of West Baden.

Litteken proceeded into the intersection and into Buffington’s path. Police said Buffington’s Dodge struck Litteken’s Mercury.

Damage was estimated at $3,500 to Litteken’s Mercury and $2,500 to Buffington’s Dodge.

The ages and street addresses of the motorists were not immediately available from police.


JASPER — Total damage reached $11,000 when an SUV and a pickup truck collided today at Sixth and Jackson streets.

Darla S. Phillips, 30, of 302 Third Ave., was southbound on Jackson Street in a 1996 Chevrolet Suburban at the time of the 9:03 a.m. accident, according to Jasper police.

Officers said Phillips’ Suburban was struck by a westbound 2008 Ford F-150 after the truck’s driver, Raphael A. Ackerman, 79, of 1611 White Oak Drive, disregarded a stop sign.

Damage was estimated at $5,500 to each of the vehicles.

Police cited Ackerman for disregarding a stop sign.


HOLLAND — The cause of a Thursday-morning fire that destroyed a home south of Holland will be ruled undetermined.

Holland Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Adam Chambers combed through the scene of the blaze Thursday at the Curtis Hubster residence, 9554 S. 720W, with a representative of the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office. They determined the cause had to be listed as undetermined because of the extent of the damage.

Seven members of two families living there lost everything but the home was insured, according to authorities.

A passerby reported the fire at 2:48 a.m. The prefabricated home and garage was engulfed in flames when units pulled up to the scene.

The St. Henry Volunteer Fire Department provided manpower and tanker assistance.

There were no injuries. No one was home at the time of the blaze.

The home occupants’ needs going forward include school supplies and backpacks, as well as clothing for men, women, young ladies and boys. Chambers said donations may be dropped off at a bin that will be in the back lot at the Holland United Methodist Church, 205 N. Second Ave.

Clothing sizes needed are:

Men’s large and extra-large shirts, 34x30 and 36x32  pants and side 9 and 11 1/2 shoes.
Women’s extra-large shirts, size 11 pants, large sweat pants, size 38D, 38C and 36C bras and size 6 1/2 and 7 shoes.

Young ladies medium shirts, size 10-12 pants, size 8 shoes and size 7 and 9 underwear.

Children’s size 8-12 shirts and pants and size 2 and 3 shoes.

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