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North Vernon man arrested for driving intoxicated



On May 29, 2020 at approximately 2:30 PM, Jennings County Sheriff Deputies received a call of a man in Country Squire Lakes that was asking children to get into his vehicle, which was described as a white Chevrolet Tahoe.  Deputies responded to the area and while searching the area, Deputy Chris Gholson observed a white Chevrolet Tahoe and conducted a traffic stop.  Deputy Gholson witnessed the driver, Charles E. Messer, drinking from an alcohol bottle as he approached the vehicle.  After conducting an investigation, Messer was taken into custody where he is currently being held in the Jennings County Jail. The investigation continues.

Charles E. Messer (age 47, North Vernon) was arrested on the following offenses:

OVWI- L5 Felony

Disorderly Conduct- B Misd

Public Intoxication- B Misd

Refusal of a Chemical Test  (license suspension up to one year)


Arresting Deputy- Chris Gholson

Assisting Deputies- Drew Heilers, Sgt. Anthony Mayberry, Deputy Shawn Minton


-30-  David Turner

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