Ferdinand Fire Department
Run to Comfort Inn
Ferdinand Fire Department was called to the Comfort Inn at 123 Scenic Hills Court the evening of Thursday, January 7, to a report of a dryer fire. Upon arrival, firefighters learned that the fire was out but had filled the area and room with smoke. Firefighters exhausted the smoke and checked the dryer. Four trucks and 20 personnel were on scene for approximately 35 minutes. Ferdinand Police Department provided assistance.
Jasper Police Department
Driver cited, two injured in collision
Misty Melvin, 45, of Loogootee, was eastbound on SR 164 / 2nd Avenue when, according to the police, she disregarded a traffic control device and collided with a 2018 Ford Econoline at the intersection with Meridian Road. Melvin was cited for disregarding a traffic control device; she and her passenger were both transported by EMS to Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries. The driver of the Econoline, 51-year-old Marlissa Bledsoe of Taswell, was treated at the scene. Both Bledsoe’s vehicle and Melvin’s 2003 Toyota Camry were deemed total losses in the January 7, 1 p.m. collision.
Woman arrested on multiple charges
At 12:30 a.m. on Monday, January 11, officers were dispatched to the area of Savannah Drive and Pebble Drive in reference to a domestic dispute between a male and female. During the course of the investigation, officers determined 36-year-old Allison Donae of Jasper had become physical with the male victim, who then locked her out of his house. Doane then allegedly drove her 2002 Saturn into the victim’s garage door, causing approximately $1,000 in damage to the garage. A chemical breath test found that Doane’s blood alcohol content to be 0.156; during the booking process, police say she became physical with officers and attempted to spit on them. Doane was charged with felony counts of OWI with a Prior Conviction, Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon, and Attempted Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, as well as misdemeanor counts of Criminal Mischief, OWI with a BAC of 0.15 or More, and OWI.