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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Indiana State Police at Terre Haute has released further details of their joint investigation with the Clay County Sheriff's Department into the death of a Carbon resident Sunday morning.

Around 4:19 a.m., Sunday, emergency personnel responded to a 911 report of an unconscious male victim and lying in the roadway on CR. 200 W. just south of CR. 1400 N. Upon arrival, they found the victim's wife, Lisa Ann Scobee, and her brother next to the victim. The brother was performing CPR on the victim. The unconscious victim was transported to St.Vincent's Clay County Hospital

Brian E. Scobee, 46, of 2487 W. CR. 1400 N, Carbon, Ind., was pronounced dead after arrival at the hospital. (See obituary, page 3.)

Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton requested that the Indiana State Police take the lead during the investigation. A team, including ISP Detectives Tony Guinn, Troy Stanton, Jason Calloway and Crime Scene Technician Andy Lohrman, was assigned to handle the investigation.

During the initial investigation, it was discovered that the victim was a passenger in a white SUV operated by Lisa Ann Scobee. The couple were traveling northbound on CR. 200 W. between CR. 1350 N. and CR. 1400 N. when Scobee exited the moving vehicle. At press time this morning, police were not saying why Scobee left the vehicle.

Lisa A. Scobee, 44, was arrested on one charge of False Informing, a Class B misdemeanor. She could face 180 days in jail and be fined $1,000, if convicted.

An autopsy was performed by Pathologist Dr. Roland Kohr at Terre Haute Regional Hospital on Monday morning. Kohr concluded that Scobee died from massive head injuries, but no determination of the cause for the injuries was released.

Officials are continuing their investigation.



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