Local Arrests

DRUG ARREST

A traffic stop on Jasper’s northside ended with the arrest of a Daviess County man on drug charges early this morning afternoon.

At a quarter after 1 this morning an officer with the Jasper Police Department pulled over a vehicle driven by 49-year old Arthur Miller of Washington at the intersection of 35th and Newton Streets for having an non-functioning tail light.

Police later determined that Miller was driving on a suspended license.  While doing an inventory check of the vehicle before it was towed from the scene, police discovered marijuana and paraphernalia inside.

Miller was taken to and booked into the Dubois County Security Center on charges of possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

WALMART SHOPLIFTER

A Daviess County woman was arrested on theft charges after she was caught shoplifting at the Jasper WalMart Store on the city’s northside.

Just before 2 pm yesterday Jasper police were called to the supercenter by the store’s asset protection team after 31-year old Ashley Hibbard of Washington was believed to have left the store with a cart full of items that were not paid for.

Police say once approached by asset control members Hibbard fled on foot, leaving the cart.  She was later found by police in the store’s parking lot.

Hibbard was taken into custody and transported to the Dubois County Security Center where she will be charged for theft.

Police say she had a variety of items in her cart with a total value of $643.26.         

JASPER ARREST

A Jasper man was taken into custody early Saturday morning on a warrant from the Dubois County Circuit Court charging him with multiple felonies.

Authorities say charges levied against 27-year old Jared Wilmes of Jasper as a result of the warrant stem from an incident that took place  Thursday night in Jasper that finds Wilmes facing a Level 3 felony count of burglary resulting in moderate bodily injury, Level 6 felony counts of battery with moderate bodily injury and residential entry, plus misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass, interference with reporting a crime and criminal mischief.

Around a quarter after 10 Thursday night officers with the Jasper Police Department learned of a possible domestic incident where Wilmes is accused to have struck a former girlfriend multiple times after gaining entry to her residence through a back window in the kitchen.

Police allege Wilmes refused to leave when ordered to do so and at one point, taking the victim’s cellphone and keeping it from her.

Damage that led to the criminal mischief charge included a broken wooden chair in the living room, a dent in the drywall near the residence’s front door and a broken passenger-side mirror on the victim’s car.

Police say the victim’s young children were also home at the time of the incident.

Wilmes had fled on foot by the time officers arrived and was not located Thursday night.

Police documented the victim’s injuries and secured a warrant for Wilmes’ arrest Friday. At 1 o’clock Saturday morning, Jasper officers and deputies with the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department located Wilmes in Jasper and took him into custody.

During his arrest, police allegedly found him in possession of a clear plastic bag containing marijuana. In addition to the charges on the warrant, Wilmes was also charged with a misdemeanor count of marijuana possession.

Wilmes was booked into the Dubois County Security Center.

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