Man arrested on drug, neglect charges


Tribune Staff Reports

A 34-year-old man was arrested on drug and neglect of a dependent charges after police went to a rural Crothersville home Tuesday looking to arrest his brother on a warrant.

Joshua Marshall Ross of Crothersville faces charges of possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, visiting/maintaining a common nuisance and neglect of a dependent.

According to a news release from Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Officer Clint Burcham, the charges against Ross stem from a visit police made to a home in the 2200 block of South U.S. 31 about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday to serve an arrest warrant on Jason Matthew Ross, 39, of Seymour.

Burcham said police noticed an odor of marijuana at the residence after arriving outside the home, and during the investigation, Joshua Ross fled into the house and locked out Burcham, county Reserve Officer Eric Browalski and Crothersville Officer Chris Cooper. County Officer Mark Holt also was called to the house.

Police were able to make entry into the home and found three juveniles, who were released to a family member.

They also obtained a search warrant, signed by Jackson Superior Court I Judge Bruce Markel, and found marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Joshua Ross was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 2:52 a.m. Tuesday and was being held without bond pending his initial hearing.

Jason Ross was later arrested in Seymour on a Bartholomew County warrant and booked into the Jackson County Jail at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday.

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