Crime

Four people arrested in house near North Knox primary school

From the Indiana State Police – Evansville District:

This morning at approximately 9:30AM, Indiana State Police responded to 706 Washington Street in Bicknell to execute two felony theft warrants for Stacey Norton, age 47, and Peggy Minderman, age 60. Both individuals reside at the 706 Washington Street residence.

When troopers entered the residence, they located and arrested both subjects. While inside the residence, though, troopers observed signs of illegal drug activity and contacted the Knox County Prosecutor’s Office for a search warrant. Two other individuals inside the residence were identified as Allyson Catt, age 21, of Bicknell, and Colton Hitt, age 23, of Vincennes.

After the search warrant was obtained, troopers searched Norton and discovered over 12 grams of suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, $400 in cash, multiple plastic baggies commonly used to distribute narcotics and scales. Minderman had suspected meth, marijuana, and paraphernalia in her possession. Catt and Hitt had approximately one gram of suspected meth and marijuana in a backpack they shared.

Norton’s residence is located within 500 feet of North Knox Primary School. All four individuals were arrested and taken to the Knox County Jail where they are currently being held on bond.

Arrested and Charges:

Stacey J. Norton, age 47, Bicknell, Indiana
  • Stacey J. Norton, age 47, Bicknell, Indiana
  • Dealing Meth over 10 grams, Level 2 Felony
  • Possession of Meth over 10 grams, Level 4 Felony
  • Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor
  • Possession of Paraphernalia, Class C Misdemeanor
  • Outstanding Theft Warrant out of Knox County
Peggy Minderman, age 60, Bicknell, Indiana
  • Peggy Minderman, age 60, Bicknell, Indiana
  • Possession of Meth, Level 6 Felony
  • Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor
  • Possession of Paraphernalia, Class C Misdemeanor
  • Outstanding Theft Warrant out of Knox County
Allyson Catt, age 21, Bicknell, Indiana
  • Allyson Catt, age 21, Bicknell, Indiana
  • Possession of Meth, Level 6 Felony
  • Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor
  • Outstanding warrants out of Knox and Vanderburgh Counties 
Colton Hitt, age 23, Vincennes, Indiana
  • Colton Hitt, age 23, Vincennes, Indiana
  • Possession of Meth, Level 6 Felony
  • Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor 

  1. Arresting Officer: Trooper Jordan Lee, Indiana State Police
  2. Assisting Officers: Trooper Ryan Johnson and Trooper Nick Hatfield, Indiana State Police
  3. Assisting Agency: Bicknell Police
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