For The Record: 8/22


JASPER — Cory L. Jackson, 26, 10751 S. Private Road 1065E, Stendal, was taken into custody Friday afternoon by the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department on a bench warrant charging him with failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor handgun charge.

Jackson had been charged earlier this year by the Huntingburg Police Department with a misdemeanor count of carrying a handgun without a license. Court documents state that charge related to a traffic stop the evening of Saturday, March 25, in the vicinity of Phoenix Drive and Chestnut Street.

A Huntingburg officer stopped a Chevrolet Suburban that Jackson was driving because it had two red lights illuminated in its grille. Jackson told the officer he had recently purchased the vehicle and the lights came like that.

When the officer asked if there was anything in the vehicle he needed to be concerned about, Jackson stated he had a firearm.

Police said a loaded pistol was in a door pocket.

When asked if he had a permit to carry the weapon, police allege Jackson said he was in the process of applying for a carry license.

Jackson was summoned into court and, on April 24, appeared and pleaded guilty to the handgun charge. He was ordered to meet with the court’s probation department but, on Aug. 1, the probation officer filed notice with the court that Jackson had failed to appear for an interview.

Authorities report that Jackson then failed to appear in court on the case Aug. 7 but called on Aug. 8. He then failed to appear in court the next day, prompting the court to issue the failure-to-appear warrant.

Authorities booked Jackson into the Dubois County Security Center at 5:21 p.m. Friday. During a court appearance Monday, Jackson was sentenced to one year at the security center, which was suspended to one year of unsupervised probation. He was ordered to serve 40 hours of community service and to not possess a firearm during the probationary period.



ST. ANTHONY — A car was a total loss after a Wednesday afternoon collision with a box truck southwest of St. Anthony.

Gregory R. Hensley, 62, Jasper, was northbound on Club Road in a FedEx delivery truck when the 3:50 p.m. accident occurred 1,000 feet south of State Road 64, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

Hensley had to slow for a vehicle in front of him that was reported to have abruptly slowed, according to the sheriff’s department. When he did, the 2011 Mercedes Benz box truck he was driving was rear-ended by a 2005 Hyundai Tiburon driven by 18-year-old Brianna R. Eckert, St. Anthony.

A Berg’s Garage wrecker towed the Eckert passenger car while the FedEx truck was able to be driven from the scene.

Total damage in the accident was estimated between $2,500 and $5,000.

No citations were issued.


Fire run

HUNTINGBURG  An alarm activation at The Lofts at St. Joseph’s, 1900 Medical Arts Drive, drew a response Sunday afternoon by the Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department.

There was no fire associated with the 3:10 p.m. callout, according to Assistant Chief Glen Kissling. Instead, he said, a pan left on a stove in one of the apartments gave off some smoke.

Firefighters used an exhaust fan to ventilate the apartment.

Three trucks and 12 firefighters were on the scene 35 minutes.


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