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Sales tax-related cutbacks affect women’s unit at Independence County Jail

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When it became necessary for each county department to cut expenses with the coronavirus-related downturn in sales tax collections, Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens...

“Extremely intoxicated” woman found yelling at a convenience store, arrested

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Last Thursday, May 28, Batesville Police were called to a convenience store on the corner of White Drive and Main Street in north Batesville....

Unit at Independence County Jail floods after inmate busts sprinkler head

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An Independence County Detention Facility inmate is being charged in circuit court with impairing the operation of a vital public facility. Authorities say on Friday,...

Inmate charged with felony after busting sprinkler head at jail

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The “busting” of a sprinkler head in an Independence County jail cell is being prosecuted as a felony. Inmate Lee Robert Payton (pictured), 23, of...

Melbourne man arrested after he was found digging in bushes near...

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Photo courtesy of independencesheriff.org A Melbourne man was arrested and charged with possession of illegal drugs Saturday after he was found digging in bushes near...

UPDATE: Area man arrested at traffic stop, drugs found

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On Monday, White River Now reported Billy Kirker, 41, was arrested after drugs were found in and near the vehicle in which he was...

Traffic stop ends with drugs found

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On December 16, Deputy Christ Martin of the Independence County Sheriff's Department conducted a traffic stop in the Southside area. Deputy Martin stopped the...

Independence County Jail inmate charged with threatening jailer, matron

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An Independence County Jail inmate who became unruly, threatening a jailer and a matron, was recently charged with two felonies in Independence County...