• Posey woman charged with animal cruelty

    A Posey County woman is facing multiple counts of animal cruelty.

    Shelly Dossett, 41, has been charged with six counts of Cruelty to An Animal, a Class A Misdemeanor. According to the probable cause affidavit, four dogs, three cats and two deceased dogs were removed from the residence at 6210 Grady Road in Mount Vernon in February.

    The living dogs were taken to Posey Humane Society, where they were given food, but the affidavit said the dogs were eating so fast that volunteers had to limit their food to keep them from getting sick.

  • Animal hoarding suspect appears in court

    Mount Vernon resident Brent Holder, who is charged for suspected involvement in an animal cruelty case, appeared in Superior Court last week for a progress hearing.

    Holder faces eight counts of a Level 6 Felony of Cruelty to an Animal. He was released on his own recognizance, meaning no bail money was paid to the court and he had to promise in writing to appear in court for all upcoming proceedings.

  • Evansville woman arrested for DUI

    Indiana State Police working in Posey County arrested Crystal Jacoby last week for Driving Under the Influence and Possessing Hydrocodone.

    Police said Jacoby, 40, of Evansville, failed to use her turn signal when leaving Hucks Convenience Store on Main Street in Mount Vernon.

  • Dogs rescued from Mount Vernon home

    Officials with the Posey Humane Society and Posey County Pound Puppies rescued 16 dogs from a home on Sixth and Munchoff Street in Mount Vernon on Friday, March 25.

    President of PHS Tina Parker said the dogs were dirty and matted due to them not being groomed. She described their behavior as timid and unsocialized. Parker also said the animals had not received any vet care. The dogs are breeds of longhaired Dachshunds and Terrier mixes.

  • Poseyville police researching body cameras

    The Poseyville Police Department received an anonymous donation of $2,500 and the department is interested in using that money to purchase body cameras for its three officers.

  • New Harmony man to face jury trial

    New Harmony resident Delbert McKinney will face a trial by jury beginning on Sept. 1.

    McKinney, 63, is facing four charges. Two of the charges are a Level One Felony of Child Molesting where def. is at least 21 years of age; one count of a Level Four Felony of Child Molesting Fondling or touching with child under 14; and one charge of a Level C Felony of Child Molesting. The Level One, if convicted, could carry 20 to 40 years in prison while the Level Four could carry two to 12 years in prison.

  • Man arrested for battery

    Indiana State Police arrested two Mount Vernon residents, one for battery and one for DWI.

    Police said they stopped Jennifer Hanmore, 26, for speeding and she pulled into the parking lot of Lamplight Manor Apartments on Main Street in Mount Vernon. When the vehicle came to a stop, Keith Nunnally, 39, who lives nearby, ran to Hanmore’s vehicle and confronted the 17-year-old male passenger by pulling him out of the car and allegedly assaulting him, according to police.

  • Mount Vernon man facing animal cruelty charges

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    Mount Vernon resident Brent Holder is facing eight counts of a Level 6 Felony of Cruelty to an Animal. An unrelated arrest caused Posey County Sheriff’s Deputies to discover eight dogs living in Holder’s home in what they described as quote, “deplorable living conditions.”


  • Beloat to change career

    Mount Vernon Chief of Police Grant Beloat recently announced his retirement from the Mount Vernon Police Department after just over 25 years. Beloat will transition over as Executive Director of the Posey County United Way and while it seems like quite a change from his previous role, the common thread is one that Beloat knows well, helping people.

    Helping people is one of the major reasons for Beloat’s success in law enforcement for so long.

    Beloat said that the good days are when you know you have helped someone.

  • Man arrested for false report of gun at Sabic

    Sabic Innovative Plastics employees were placed on lockdown near Brine Recovery on Friday after a call was received to authorities in regards to someone with a gun inside the plant.

    Chief Deputy Tom Latham with the Posey County Sheriff’s Office said 911 Dispatch received the call at 8:45 a.m. but the caller gave a false name.

    Latham said the sheriff’s deputies investigation led to the review of the voice recording and deputies speaking with John Kellems, 25, who is a contract worker through a temporary employment agency.