On the record – September 18



Jackson County

Collin M. Coffman, 19, Seymour, possession of a syringe, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, no bond, 1:02 p.m. Thursday.

Demetrius D. Norwood, 21, Benton Harbor, Michigan, Jackson Superior Court warrant for failure to appear, 11:24 a.m. Thursday. Bond posted at 11:51 a.m. Thursday.

Briar W. Helblig, 24, Paris Crossing, Jackson Circuit Court warrant failure to appear, no bond, 3:59 p.m. Wednesday.


Staci Wetter, 28, Seymour, false identification, operating while never having received a driver’s license, possession of a controlled substance, $705 bond, 4:08 a.m. Thursday.

Richard Deaton, 50, Seymour, public intoxication, $355 bond; disorderly conduct, $355 bond, no time listed, Wednesday.


Angela Couch, 36, Austin, theft, no bond, 5:49 p.m. Wednesday.

Jennings County

Chad McNichols, 26, Westport, two warrants for theft and burglary, $4,110 bond, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

North Vernon

Brittany Gilland, 29, North Vernon, theft, paraphernalia, $605 bond, 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.


Jackson County

Personal-injury wreck involving a 15-year-old boy that was hit by a black truck while riding his moped in the Madden Hill area about 8:15, 500 block of Waldron Court, Seymour, 9:24 p.m. Wednesday.

Caller reporting a man is getting loud with a woman on their property, 7400 block of West County Road 1125N, Freetown, 8:26 p.m. Wednesday.

Report of a man yelling and trying to kick vehicles, 6800 block of Union Street, Freetown, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Caller reporting someone has broken their door, 7400 block of East County Road 725N, Seymour, 1:28 p.m. Wednesday.

Caller reporting a woman is calling her cellphone number and is cursing her and will not stop calling, 200 block of Big Horn Lane, Seymour, 10:51 a.m. Wednesday.


Report of a woman fighting with people in a neighboring apartment, 300 block of South Chestnut Street, 10:03 p.m. Wednesday.

Custodial dispute, Fourth and Poplar streets, 9:43 p.m. Wednesday.

Automobile theft reported at the police station, 205 N. Ewing St., 7:48 p.m. Wednesday.

Disorderly conduct, 300 block of South Chestnut Street, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday.

Harassment, 300 block of South Chestnut Street, 6:44 p.m. Wednesday.

Found needle in front of the press box at Shields Park, 600 N. Broadway St., 6:12 p.m. Wednesday.

Employee reporting a woman stole several items from AutoZone, 627 E. Tipton St., 5:58 p.m. Wednesday.

Found syringe in a parking lot, O’Brien and Third streets, 5:46 p.m. Wednesday.

Personal-injury wreck involving several vehicles, Tipton Street and Community Drive, 5:19 p.m. Wednesday.

Man reporting he is receiving threatening and harassing text messages, 1500 Lady Marian Drive, 4:23 p.m. Wednesday.

Woman reporting people were on her property, and they had been warned to stay off, 400 block of South O’Brien Street, 4:07 p.m. Wednesday.

Disorderly conduct involving a man yelling, 300 block of South Chestnut Street, 3:44 p.m. Wednesday.

Employee reporting a woman taking items from Orscheln Farm & Home, 1501 E. Tipton St., 3:39 p.m. Wednesday.

Report of a man being mean and yelling at his mother, 300 block of South Chestnut Street, 3:28 p.m. Wednesday.

Report of pine trees on fire, 100 block South O’Brien Street, 2:29 p.m. Wednesday.

Report of a man and woman arguing, 600 block of South Broadway Street, 2:01 p.m. Wednesday.

Report of two counterfeit $20’s at The Office Center, 105 S. Broadway St., 1:37 p.m. Wednesday.

Personal-injury wreck, 2100 block East Tipton Street, 1:16 p.m. Wednesday.

Battery, 300 block of South Chestnut Street, 11:33 a.m. Wednesday.

Family fight involving a man and woman in a verbal altercation, 200 block of North Lynn Street, 11:16 a.m. Wednesday.

Man reporting he found a cellphone, 800 Hustedt Street, 10:27 a.m. Wednesday.

Battery reported at Seymour Middle School, 920 N. O’Brien St., 10:21 a.m. Wednesday.

Man reporting theft of a catalytic converter off a truck from RJ Corman Equipment Co. LLC, 200 block of North Sandy Creek Drive, 9:46 a.m. Wednesday.

Personal-injury wreck, Fourth and Ewing streets, 8:34 a.m. Wednesday.

Woman reporting two boys fighting at a bus stop, Centennial and O’Brien streets, 7:51 a.m. Wednesday.

Family fight, 1600 block of East Tipton Street, 4:24 a.m. Wednesday.

Runaway juvenile reported at the police station, 205 N. Ewing St., 2:35 a.m. Wednesday.

North Vernon

Juvenile problem reported at the police station, 101 N. Madison Ave., 8:40 p.m. Wednesday. One juvenile was taken to the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center in Brownstown.

Threats, Pinebrook Court, 5:37 p.m. Wednesday.

Threats reported at the police station, 101 N. Madison Ave., 4:36 p.m. Wednesday.

Theft, North State Road 3 area, 2:14 p.m. Wednesday.

Threats, West Walnut Street area, 1:17 p.m. Wednesday.

Vehicle fire, JFK Drive area, 6:58 a.m. Wednesday.

Jackson Circuit Court


Donald Gambrel Jr., 51, Seymour, pleaded guilty to maintaining a common nuisance, a Level 6 felony; one year jail with all but 325 days suspended; 325 days supervised probation; 20 days credit, 20 days credit time; ordered to submit to alcohol and drug abuse program for evaluation and treatment and/or therapy if indicated and pay costs; ordered to pay court costs, probation fees and a $200 drug interdiction fee; state agrees to dismiss counts I-VI.

Matthew Branum, 45, Norman, pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle after forfeiture of license for life, a Level 5 felony; two years prison with 726 days suspended; two years supervised probation; three days credit, three days credit time; driving privileges suspended for life; ordered to pay court costs and probation fees; state agrees to dismiss Count II.

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