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Dubois County Reports- April 1, 2020

Jasper Police

OWI arrest

Officers responded to a one-vehicle accident at 6 p.m. on March 26, during which a 2004 Jeep Cherokee had run off the road at the Community Corrections facility. Upon arriving at the scene, officers observed the Jeep leaving the parking lot, speeding and committing improper lane usage. The driver, 38-year-old Amy Freeman, was determined to be under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated; operating a vehicle while intoxicated, endangering a person; and operating a vehicle with alcohol concentration equivalent to 0.15 or more. 

Man arrested after shooting

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance involving a firearm at 448 W. 43rd Street, Apartment 42, on March 27. Upon arriving, officers heard shots being fired and observed the suspect — identified as 18-year-old Maxwell Elliott — holding a handgun on the balcony of the apartment. Elliott then allegedly fired another round into the ceiling, after which police believe he pointed the weapon at a female inside the apartment. Due to location and sight issues, officers were unable to fire a shot to disengage Elliott, who soon thereafter exited the apartment with the handgun. Elliott complied with officers’ orders to drop the gun but allegedly refused to get on the ground, leading officers to take him to the ground by force. According to officers, Elliott attempted to flee on foot and was transported to Memorial Hospital for medical clearance. Multiple witnesses at the scene, including adults and juveniles, were interviewed. Further investigation at the apartment uncovered various drugs and paraphernalia. After being medically cleared, Elliott was transported to the Dubois County Security Center. He is being charged with felony counts of criminal confinement with a deadly weapon, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, intimidation with a deadly weapon, resisting law enforcement, dealing in a synthetic drug, possession of a stolen firearm, pointing a firearm at another, and possession of methamphetamine, and a misdemeanor count of possession of synthetic marijuana.


At 4:53 p.m. on March 28, Jasper Police received a report from a concerned citizen in reference to a vehicle traveling all over the roadway at varying speeds. Officers were able to locate the vehicle in the area of 23rd and Mill streets and conducted a traffic stop. Further investigation determined the driver, 37-year-old Jacques Jinius of Huntingburg, was under the influence of alcohol. Jinius was taken into custody and transported to Memorial Hospital, where a blood draw confirmed his BAC was 0.20. After being medically cleared, Jinius was booked into the security center on charges of operating while intoxicated, endangering a person, and operating while intoxicated with a BAC of 0.15 or above. Police say Jinius was wanted on a federal warrant as well.

OWI arrest

Jasper Police received a phone call by a citizen reporting an intoxicated female inside his vehicle at 7:23 p.m. Sunday night, March 23. While en route to the scene, officers were notified the female got into another vehicle and left the scene. Upon located the vehicle and conducting a traffic stop in the Hibbett Sports parking lot, officers determined the driver, 35-year-old Allison Doane of Jasper, was under the influence of alcohol. Doane was taken into custody and transported to Memorial Hospital, where a blood draw confirmed her BAC was 0.186. After being medically cleared, Doane was booked in the security center on misdemeanor charges of operating while intoxicated, endangering a person; operating while intoxicated with a BAC of 0.15 or above; and unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle. 

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