Seymour woman arrested for prescription fraud, illegal possession of handgun


An investigation into a parked car at an intersection led to the arrest of a Seymour woman early Monday morning south of the city.

Yvonne Nicole Colwell, 43, faces a Level 6 felony charge of prescription fraud, a Class A misdemeanor charge of possession of a handgun without a license and a Class B misdemeanor charge of public intoxication.

At 1 a.m., Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Officer Zach Elliott responded to the 6000 block of East County Road 300S in reference to a suspicious vehicle.

Elliott arrived on scene and found a green Honda Civic parked at county roads 600E and 300S near Dudleytown.

Colwell exited the vehicle from the passenger side and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs when approaching Elliott, police said. Colwell was the only person in the vehicle.

During the investigation, Elliott found Colwell had an active warrant out of Bartholomew County.

Elliott located several different prescription-only medications, and Colwell didn’t have a prescription for any of the medications, which is a violation of the Legend Drug Act.

Elliott also located a handgun Colwell didn’t have a permit to be carrying.

Colwell was transported to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown, where she was being held without bond Monday.

A Level 6 felony is punishable by six months to two and a half years if convicted with an advisory sentence of one year. Class A misdemeanors are punishable by up to $5,000 in fines and one year in jail, while Class B misdemeanors are punishable by up to $1,000 in fines and 180 days in jail.

 County Officer Brad Baker and Crothersville Officer John Amis assisted Elliott.

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