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Clark County

May 23, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE CRIME BRIEFS — For May 23

CLARK COUNTY —

Alleged shoplifter arrested after interstate pursuit

Clarksville police arrested Tryia M.Cowan, 23, of Louisville, on May 18, after being dispatched to Walmart for a shoplifting incident.

While en route, officers were notified Cowan had entered an SUV in the Walmart parking lot and was turning onto Veterans Parkway.

Responding officers saw the vehicle turning onto the Interstate 65 south ramp and attempted a traffic stop, but the SUV increased its speed and cut off several vehicles while merging onto the roadway, police reported.

After a one-half mile pursuit, the SUV pulled over to the side of I-65, and Cowan gave consent to have her vehicle searched and denied stealing any items.

No stolen merchandise was found in the vehicle, but police did locate a loaded handgun, which Cowan had proof of purchase, but no permit, according to police.

Walmart loss prevention officials arrived to the traffic stop and identified Cowan as the person who left the box store with $526.36 worth of children’s clothing and a fan. The Walmart employee said that Cowan left the store with the stolen goods in a shopping cart, but left the goods in the parking lot before getting into the SUV and leaving the store property.

Cowan has been charged in Clark County Circuit Court No. 3 with theft and resisting law enforcement, both class D felonies, and carrying a handgun without a license, a class A misdemeanor.

 

Man charged in domestic battery

Jeffersonville police arrested Joshua Robert Fisher, 26, of 3273 Wooded Way Apt. No. 8, after responding to the home he shares with his girlfriend on a domestic dispute call on May 17.

Officers arrived to the couple’s home and reported hearing a man and woman yelling through a closed door. 

Fisher’s girlfriend answered the door and told the officers she and her boyfriend had been in a verbal argument. According to the probable cause affidavit, police noticed red marks on both sides of the woman’s neck.

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