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Area woman arrested for being a bad influence

Friday, July 31, 2009

Penny R. Mitscher
A Brazil woman faces allegations of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

On Monday, Penny R. Mitscher, 39, was booked into the Clay County Justice Center on preliminary class C felony charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and misdemeanor charges of furnishing alcohol to a minor, public intoxication and disorderly conduct in connection to a traffic stop.

According to information provided by the Brazil Police Department, Patrolman John Goldner witnessed a pickup truck swerving from the curb across the centerline before stopping it near the intersection of Lambert Street and United States 40.

As Goldner approached the truck, he reported seeing the two people inside the truck switch seats.

Smelling a strong odor of alcohol in the vehicle, Goldner discovered unidentified juvenile was the driver and passenger Penny R Mitscher.

When asked why the driver was so erratic, the juvenile told the officer that they "were swerving to miss potholes."

A field sobriety test was performed on both suspects while officers performed a search of the vehicle. Officers discovered a bottle of vodka was on the floorboard and two large fountain drinks with a strong odor of alcohol in the cups in the truck.

When questioned, both allegedly admitted to consuming alcohol before being transported to the Clay County Justice Center without incident.

The juvenile was later picked up when officials contacted a family member. No further information will be made available about the juvenile.

A cash bond was initially set for $10,000 (with no 10 percent allowed), Mitscher remained in custody while awaiting formal court proceedings.

On Thursday, Mitscher appeared before Clay Superior Court Judge Blaine Akers by video conferencing to be appointed a public defender and have a jury trial scheduled tentatively for Jan. 4, 2010.

If convicted of a class C felony, the highest charge filed against Mitscher at this time, the advisory sentence issued by the state for a guilty conviction/plea agreement ranges from 2-8 years in prison and potential fines up to $10,000.

With the court allowing Mitscher to pay 10 percent of her cash bond, she later bonded out of jail to await further court proceedings.

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WOW why am I not surprised that this happened in BRAZIL!

-- Posted by Karma2 on Sat, Aug 1, 2009, at 1:07 AM

wow had you ever been out of the county... this happens everywhere in the United States not just in Clay County so what makes Clay County so special that it isnt supposed to happen here.I wonder how many of your parents knew or gave you alcohol when you was young and lets be honest when you answer the question.And i want to clarify that I agree that underage drinking is bad for our young youth so some of you dont get the idea i am for it. By the way i am still shocked how many kids under 18 still get cigaretes and smoke them in front of thier parents

-- Posted by brazil citizen on Sat, Aug 1, 2009, at 1:25 AM

Great job Goldie! Ponches will get er done!

-- Posted by Criminology08 on Sat, Aug 1, 2009, at 6:11 AM

Well I can admit my mom let me drink and smoke at a young age but most of my friends parents didn't let them. I think the generations are getting worse and worse because when I was younger most of my friends parents were strict and nowadays the parents of younger people just let them roam the streets and do what they want. I know this happens in a lot of places but I've heard people that have been alot of places say this is the worst place they've ever been to!

-- Posted by SKCC on Sat, Aug 1, 2009, at 10:44 PM

SKCC If that was your role model, how are you doing now and how did you overcome it,if you did, and I agree this town seems to have the worst cases of parental neglect ever. I wonder if its a result of their role models during formative years or just the fact their own lives are so screwed up they can't think about consequences for the kids and the rest of us who have to deal with it all, whatever it is, its severe.

-- Posted by Edward Kane on Sun, Aug 2, 2009, at 10:43 AM

Well it wasn't that my mom was a bad role model she just had to work alot of hours to support us and wasn't around alot of times and I just did whatever alot of the time. I overcame it when I was 21 and I got pregnant and had a reason to change who I was. I got my GED, I am in college now and I only have one semester left. My mom is like my best friend and I wasn't trying to say anything bad about her. I agree on the parental neglect around here. I cannot believe how bad it is. There are so many people I know who just give up and let their kids go to foster care or institutions. It's rediculous and it scares me that these kids are going to take care of us when we are older!!

-- Posted by SKCC on Sun, Aug 2, 2009, at 10:34 PM

Today's generation i so much different than when i was growing up. It is a much more social generation than before. Kids do need space to grow, but their parent should be there do direct that growth. My son is 15 and a godsend to me. He is never in any trouble and steers clear of those that are. It is because of the moral values i tried to instill in him from the day he was born. And i still do. I let him know all the life lessons i had learned are the same he will face growing up. so far it has worked pretty good. I am proud to say all my children are good outstanding kids.

-- Posted by dennisb1953 on Mon, Aug 3, 2009, at 7:30 AM

SKCC, Thats a story with a great outcome, glad to hear you have made something of yourself despite a lot of circumstances to overcome before you even got started, Best wishes, we're all happy for you and wish you continued success.

-- Posted by Edward Kane on Mon, Aug 3, 2009, at 8:14 AM

I c kids running around ( small kids) where are the parents? some small kids have cell phones , Bet the parents are on the other end of them.YEA!Kids going ot other houses and the parents not even knowing the adults( maybe sex, child offenders) who knows? Where are your kids ? maybe you should get rid of the cell phones and get eye contact . Get a relationship with your children.Your kids are really smart and fun to be with.Start putting your kids needs first! There are to many BAD parent(s) in brazil.You know who you are!

-- Posted by Sand mann on Mon, Aug 3, 2009, at 3:05 PM

Anyone other than me remember the old commercial that came on TV every night: It's 11 PM, do you know where your children are?

As adults of that time, were they more responsible or did they care more?

Only asking because I wonder what is the real issue at hand when our children are so lost to morals, scruples and faith. Too many parents/adults are doing a terrible job raising our future leaders.

It scares me to think there will come a day when we have no responsible adults. Or are we there now?

-- Posted by Cy on Thu, Aug 6, 2009, at 4:27 PM

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