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Visit leads to extended stay in jail

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bobbi Jo Stevens
A Terre Haute woman got more than she bargained for while visiting the Clay County Justice Center Tuesday.

While visiting with an unidentified inmate via the videoconference equipment at the Clay County Justice Center Tuesday afternoon, Bobbi Jo Stevens, 36, reportedly exposed herself.

While discussing the rules and regulations with jail staff, other officials performed a routine background check on Stevens' identification.

However, before the results were obtained, Stevens left the facility and drove away from the parking lot in a red passenger car.

When it was discovered she was driving with a suspended license, Deputy James Switzer went to initiate a traffic stop on Stevens' vehicle in an area near the intersection of State Road 59 and Jackson Street.

As Switzer wrote Stevens a citation, K-9 Handler/Deputy Brison Swearingen arrived and deployed K-9 Officer Dayk, who made a positive indication for narcotics inside the vehicle during a walk around.

Switzer told The Brazil Times an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine and paraphernalia were discovered during Stevens' arrest.

Taken into custody without incident, Stevens was booked into the Clay County Justice Center on class D felony possession of methamphetamine and class A misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia.

Officials confirmed the case has been provided to the Clay County Prosecutor's Office for review.

Facing a $7,000 cash bond (with no 10 percent allowed), jail officials confirmed Wednesday Stevens remained incarcerated awaiting formal arraignment per the court calendar.

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What a smart one!!! Sad that someone doesn't care where they expose themselves

-- Posted by ape1 on Wed, Apr 8, 2009, at 9:49 PM

She must have been having flash backs of Bean Blossom Boogie. : )

-- Posted by th1953 on Wed, Apr 8, 2009, at 11:45 PM

Way to go CCSD...Sheriff Heatons deputies and canines cleaning up the streets....Thank You

-- Posted by BigCB20 on Thu, Apr 9, 2009, at 12:54 AM

geesh! What a smart cookie!!LOL

-- Posted by karenmeister on Thu, Apr 9, 2009, at 1:38 AM

Knowing this girl it's no surprise at all.

-- Posted by asil on Thu, Apr 9, 2009, at 1:48 AM

Way to go K9 Dayk....keep it up!

-- Posted by BigCB20 on Thu, Apr 9, 2009, at 3:47 AM

Take notice Clay County residents...Sheriff Heaton and Chief Deputy Gambill are doing an awesome job of equipping their deputies to patrol our county and enforce Indiana law. Hats off to Sheriff Heaton, Chief Gambill, and their deputies. Clay County should be proud to have elected Sheriff Mike Heaton and be ready to re-elect Sheriff Heaton soon.

-- Posted by flycatcher on Thu, Apr 9, 2009, at 6:14 AM

By some real winners they have back there

-- Posted by wattawatta on Thu, Apr 9, 2009, at 7:28 AM

This could be my favorite story ever! HAHA Happy Easter!

-- Posted by sassypants on Thu, Apr 9, 2009, at 11:37 AM

I wonder what else went on for anouther officer to come out with their dog. Is it legal to get pulled over and they automatically let the dog sniff the car?

-- Posted by ape1 on Thu, Apr 9, 2009, at 12:52 PM

Yes Ape1, when they stop a vehicle during a traffic stop that gives them enough probable cause for the dog to do a sniff of the vehicle's exterior.

-- Posted by Propria Persona on Thu, Apr 9, 2009, at 2:05 PM

propria persona, a police officer does not need probable cause to do an exterior sniff with a k-9, as long as the vehicle was stopped for a lawful reason. the initiating officer must be conducting the business of the stop while another officer, k-9 handler, performs the exterior sniff of the vehicle with the k-9.

this has been heard by the supreme court and upheld.

-- Posted by IIVIIy Name Is on Fri, Apr 10, 2009, at 2:06 AM

Driving with a suspended license,RED FLAG!this person used this license for identification,after exposing herself on video tape.meth has this person`s mind deteriorated.the thursday meth bust in southern vigo county,helped by tips to police,only serve this community to eradicate these violators.meth cost us all,with nothing in return.keep up the good police work!!

-- Posted by checkmate on Fri, Apr 10, 2009, at 11:40 AM

Way to go CCSD and the K-9 Dayk and Switzer and Swearingen. Please keep up the good work by keeping the drug dealers off the street.

-- Posted by AmayaTsuki on Sat, Apr 18, 2009, at 6:51 AM

I can't think of a nicer person for this to happen to. That trash has been putting others behind bars by getting them hooked on her drugs for a long time. Thanks CCSD for cleaning the streets of that trash.

-- Posted by BeccaS on Thu, Oct 21, 2010, at 9:22 AM

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