For The Record: 7/3


JASPER — Joshua D. Noble, 28, of 5237 N. Dubois Road Northeast, Dubois, was taken into custody Tuesday morning on a Dubois Circuit Court warrant charging him with a Class B felony count of burglary and a Class D felony count of theft.


Court documents indicate the charges relate to the June 4 theft of a 22-inch RCA TV from a Haysville home. The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department investigated the burglary report.

Later on the day of the theft, according to a police affidavit, a Jasper Police Department officer, after receiving complaints that Noble was a possible suspect in a burglary and allegedly was using drugs, stopped a 2003 Mitsubishi he was driving at Third and Newton streets.

Court documents indicated police located the stolen TV. Authorities said Noble’s blood alcohol content tested .08 percent during the June 4 traffic stop and a drug screen at Memorial Hospital tested positive for marijuana and methamphetamine.

At that time he was charged with misdemeanor counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possession of paraphernalia as well as class D felony charges of possession of stolen property, possession of hypodermic needles and maintaining a common nuisance.

A warrant on the burglary and theft charges was issued Tuesday. Noble was making a court appearance Tuesday when a deputy executed the warrant.

Authorities booked Noble into the Dubois County Security Center on the new charges at 10:40 a.m.


JASPER — A Lawrence County man suffered an injury when he wrecked the car he was driving Sunday morning just north of Jasper.

Frank M. Johnson, 44, Bedford, was southbound on U.S. 231 in a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt when the 6:04 a.m. accident occurred north of County Road 500N, according to the county sheriff’s department.

Johnson said he had swerved to miss a deer when his car went off the west side of the highway. A deputy said the car traveled 162 feet in a ditch before stopping.

Police said Johnson suffered a neck injury and was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Jasper. A hospital spokeswoman said he was treated and released.

Damage to the car was estimated at between $1,000 and $2,500.

The Haysville Volunteer Fire Department, Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and a Uebelhor & Sons wrecker assisted.

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