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Very sad day for Indiana Law Enforcement last night, Indiana State Police Trooper Peter R. Stephan was killed in an automobile accident while on duty in Tippecanoe County. Please keep Trooper Stephan's family and ISP in your prayers. ... See MoreSee Less

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NEWS RELEASE: Attempted Murder Arrest Made

On Tuesday, October 8th, 2019, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 5000 block of Old Smith Valley Road, Greenwood, Indiana on the report of shots fired and/or a drive by shooting. The call came into to the Johnson County Emergency 911 Center at 11:30 am. The caller reported that no one was injured or had been struck by any rounds.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office deputies on the scene were advised a tan or beige Toyota Camry that also had a small donut or small tire on the front driver’s side had fled the scene. The suspect vehicle was occupied by two white males and they were described as follows; the driver was wearing a ball cap or some type of blue cap and was wearing a white and blue shirt. The second person, who was also the shooter, was a white male who had a music note tattooed on his neck and he was wearing a red sweat shirt.

Several deputies from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana State Police, Bargersville Police Department, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Greenwood Police Department assisted in the call. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office received numerous calls and information pertaining to the incident. Every lead was quickly investigated and followed through. During the course of the investigation the operator of the beige or tan vehicle, a juvenile male, was located by Sheriff’s deputies. The investigation into any involvement he may have had in the incident in ongoing.

Detectives learned the name of the suspected shooter. That individual was identified as Jonah S. Henderson (18) of Greenwood. Henderson was located at 5:17 pm, in the Del Char Trailer Park. He was taken into custody without incident. Henderson was arrested for Attempted Murder and will be held at the Johnson County Jail with a bond of $40,000.00 cash or surety.

The shooting is still being investigated as to why it occurred. Detectives are still interviewing witnesses to the incident. The witnesses in the case obtained good information and passed it on to law enforcement in a timely manner.

Sheriff Duane E. Burgess
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Tonight Sgt. Watt met with Ava, a middle schooler at Center Grove Middle School North who is also in junior honor society. Ava had to do a project that would benefit her community, and decided to make blankets for kids who may need them. After Sgt. Watt picked up the blankets Ava and her mom both said how nice and personable he was, and that he was genuinely interested and excited to hand out the blankets, he even left his email with them for the next time she had some to donate! Thank you Sgt. Watt for being awesome to this family, and keeping Ava excited about helping in her community! ... See MoreSee Less

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Deputy Jon Martindale took time out of his day to read to a group of Kindergartners at Greenwood Christian Academy on September 20. The kids love it and so do our Deputies! ... See MoreSee Less

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