Salem resident released but caught driving vehicle again PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Friday, 05 January 2018 15:40

 

A Salem man who was recently released from the jail in downtown Scottsburg became an inmate once again when caught driving.

Robert E. Little, 57, was stopped by Deputy J.R. Ward on December 30. The license plate on the 1992 blue Buick Century Little was driving didn’t match the car’s registration, Deputy Ward explained to Little.

Little handed the officer the proper tags for the car that he had been carrying inside the vehicle. That problem handled, the deputy asked to check Little’s driver license. Little told him that he just recently got released from jail for a count of driving while suspended and that his license was still suspended.

Deputy Ward arrested Little for driving while suspended with a prior conviction, a Class A misdemeanor.

In an inventory of the car before it was impounded, the officer reported he found a glass pipe “…with a large amount of residue…” The residue tested positively for methamphetamine.

Little allegedly told the officer he had smoked meth while working on the car the previous day.

Now, Little’s charges include driving while suspended and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and Level 6 felonies of possession of meth and maintaining a common nuisance.

When he appeared in court for an initial hearing, Little entered a preliminary plea of not guilty and was assigned a jury trial date of March 27. He was also given the services of a public defender. Bail is $15,000 by corporate surety bond or $1,500 cash.