News and Tribune

December 10, 2013

Separate arrests made overnight by Indiana State Police

Alleged rape charge; traffic stop leads to drug arrest

By BRADEN LAMMERS
braden.lammers@newsandtribune.com

CLARK COUNTY — A Borden man was arrested at about midnight Tuesday after a call for a domestic disturbance led to charges that include rape, criminal confinement and strangulation.

Joshua D. Burton, 29, was arrested by Indiana State Police and initially charged with sexual battery, a class C felony, criminal confinement and strangulation, both class D felonies and domestic battery, a misdemeanor. An ISP officer added that a rape charge was added to the initial charges that will be sent to the Clark County prosecutor’s office.

According to an ISP press release, officers were dispatched to a home in the 2000 block of Crone Road in Borden for a domestic disturbance. When officers arrived on the scene they learned that Burton had allegedly committed an assault on the woman who was living at the home with him. No additional details on the assault or the investigation were available as of press time.

Burton was arrested and taken to the Clark County Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex and ISP said the investigation is ongoing.

DRUG ARREST

ISP officers also arrested a man and a woman on drug charges after a traffic stop on Ind. 403.

ISP Sgt. Jerry Goodin said officers made the traffic stop just before 3 a.m. Tuesday after they saw the vehicle go left of the center line as it headed down Ind. 403 from Charlestown toward Sellersburg.

Officers pulled over the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Amy Michelle Hether, 39, Charlestown, and Donald Eugene York, Jr., 47, Lexington, Ind., because the occupants were acting suspiciously. Police searched the vehicle and found a number of controlled substances.

York was initially charged with dealing in methamphetamine, a class A felony, dealing in a controlled substance, a class B felony, possession of controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, all class D felonies and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor.

Hether was initially charged with dealing in a controlled substance, a class B felony, possession of controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, all class D felonies; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor.

Both subjects were taken to the Clark County Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex and are being held without bond.

The Charlestown City Police Department assisted in the investigation, according to the ISP release.