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Clark County

June 20, 2013



Bowers was cited for driving on a suspended license and taken to jail on a preliminary charge of class B felony burglary.


NAPD fight call

New Albany Police Department responded to a fight call about 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of East Fifth Street.

Officers reported they separated two men, who are related, and took Shawn Kidwell, 26, of 414 E. Fifth St. into custody, after he “put up a fight and was wrestled to the ground,” by police.

Kidwell continued to be combative when he was taken to Floyd County Jail and spat on a corrections officer, police reported.

Police also reported Kidwell and his relative were reported fighting three days earlier.

Kidwell was preliminarily charged with battery by bodily waste and resisting law enforcement, both class D felonies, and disorderly conduct, battery and public intoxication, all class B misdemeanors.


Orchestrated drug deal yields two arrest

Clarksville Police Department set up a drug deal with Mario Petty, 39, of Louisville, about 7 p.m. Tuesday in Courtyard Square Apartments, after receiving information he was selling cocaine in the area.

Police observed as Petty arrived at the predetermined meeting location in a vehicle with Kara Chenoweth, 38, of 1020 Springdale Drive in Jeffersonville.

Petty was provided $200 for an undisclosed about of cocaine, police reported.

Following completion of the drug transaction, a short time later the vehicle occupied by Petty and Chenoweth was pulled over by officers near Green Tree Mall.

Police reported an unmarked pill bottle containing four types of pills was found in a purse belonging to Chenoweth. 

During the traffic stop, Petty and Chenoweth were placed under arrest.

Petty was preliminarily charged with dealing in cocaine, a class A felony, and possession of cocaine and maintaining a common nuisance, both class D felonies.

Chenoweth was preliminarily charged with dealing in cocaine, a class B felony, and possession of controlled substance, legend drug act violation and maintaining a common nuisance, all class D felonies.

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