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July 11, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE CRIME BRIEFS — For July 11

JPD finds suspect in business

While Jeffersonville Police Department detectives were at S&S Brothers Jewelry and Repair on East 10th Street Monday investigating a theft possibly committed by John Hensley, 35, address unknown, their suspect walked into the front door of the business.

JPD Detective Todd Hollis, one of the investigators in the business at the time, said he recognized Hensley as a person of interest and later determined he had arrived at the jewelry store in a stolen vehicle.

Hensley was taken into custody at the business and transported to JPD for questioning.

Hensley is believed to be involved in four home burglaries in Jeffersonville, Hollis said.

Hollis said the cases remain open as police are attempting to locate the proper owners of property found on Henley’s person and in the stolen car he was driving.

Hensley has been preliminarily charged with four counts residential burglary and four counts conspiracy to commit burglary, all class B felonies, and D felony automobile theft.

 

Police: Intoxicated woman drives into yard

The Clarksville Police Department responded to a home in the 1600 block of McTavish Drive about 9 p.m. July 3 in response to a report of a vehicle that had been driven into the yard of residence.

The homeowner reported there was a woman, later identified as Leah Hodges, 23, of 108 Orchard Hills Drive, Jeffersonville, walking around the vehicle with no shoes on, police reported.

“Upon arrival the female was inside her vehicle attempting to back out of the yard when I pulled in behind her,” according to the report.

The officer noted in the report, “It was very apparent that [Hodges] was on some type of narcotics due to the fact that she could not control her body movements and her arms and feet were jumping all around.”

The officer also saw Hodges with needle marks and bruising on her arms.

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