Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office Reports Recent Incidents and Arrests

Staff report

Bedford, Indiana – July 27, 2023

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office has been responding to numerous incidents and making arrests over the past week according to posts on their Facebook page:

Posted Wednesday, July 26, 2023:

Officer Andrew Tillett made a significant arrest during a routine traffic stop on State Route 37, near Wesley Chapel Road at approximately 3:15 am on Wednesday. Following the stop, Officer Tillett found probable cause to search the vehicle, leading to the discovery of a methamphetamine pipe with meth residue, marijuana, and rolled marijuana cigarettes. As a result, a 40-year-old man from Mitchell was taken into custody for possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

Posted earlier this week:

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office Central Dispatch recorded a high volume of calls for service, totaling over 200, in the past three days. Out of these calls, approximately 50 were related to fire or medical emergencies, while the remaining 150 events required the immediate attention of law enforcement officers.

Among the incidents our officers handled were eight vehicle crashes, warrant services, vandalisms, batteries, reports of unwanted persons, cases involving psychological or suicidal individuals, welfare checks, domestic disturbances, and 50 traffic stops.

During the early hours of Saturday, Officer Bailey Duprey apprehended an individual for battery at the Lawrence County Recreational Park. On Sunday evening, Officer Kinsley Duncan arrested a male who had violated the lifetime conditions of his parole by making contact with a former victim of his original crime. Officers Robin Compton and Bailey Duprey provided assistance during this arrest.

In a separate traffic stop on Friday night, Sheriff Greg Day arrested a male for possession of methamphetamine and providing false identification. Officer Chris Griggs offered assistance during this operation.

Moreover, officers issued citations to multiple drivers for operating a vehicle on a suspended driver’s license, despite having a previous conviction for DWS (Driving While Suspended).

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