Newark woman, apparently still high on meth from day before, arrested in Batesville

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A Newark woman was arrested in Batesville Tuesday morning, apparently still under the influence of meth that she said she took the day before.

According to the incident report, Deputy Zach Spohr of the Independence County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to the 300 block of College Street in Batesville. He was informed that a woman was apparently trying to get into a storage building of a residence on the block. Deputy Chris Martin arrived just before Spohr and found the woman sitting on a set of steps at the back of the residence.

In the report, Spohr says the woman, identified as Sue Ellen Malloy, 40, apparently didn’t know where she was and was disoriented in her action and speech. Spohr said she admitted taking meth the day before and told the deputy she was supposed to go for help to get off the drug. Spohr said she told him she didn’t remember if she went for help or not and that she woke up in the woods.

Malloy was taken to the Independence County Detention Center and issued a citation for public intoxication — drugs. She was given a court date of Dec. 18 in district court.

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