Washington County couple arrested by ISP in Scottsburg PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Friday, 09 February 2018 15:43


A brief pursuit on foot led to the arrest of a Washington County couple on Friday afternoon, February 2, in Scottsburg.

Indiana State Police (ISP) troopers Tyler Matthew and Kyle Taylor visited Campbell’s Motel on U.S. Highway 31 North (North Gardner Street) around 4 p.m. that day concerning a possible stolen vehicle parked at the small motel.

They were also looking for Devin Coomer, 25, Salem, who was wanted on warrant after failing to appear in court for a hearing on revocation of his probation in a 2015 drunk driving case. Coomer had been in that county’s day reporting program. A warrant for his arrest was issued January 18.

The vehicle turned out not to be stolen, but, when the officers attempted to make contact with Coomer at his rented room, Coomer and his girlfriend, identified as 20-year-old MaKallie Quick, also of Salem, climbed out a back window and attempted to flee.

A brief chase occurred, but the pair was quickly caught and placed in handcuffs. They were transported to the Scott County Security Center.

A search of the motel room by the troopers reportedly resulted in the discovery of a syringe, a spoon coated in burned white residue and heroin.

Both were charged in Scott Circuit Court with possession of a narcotic drug, unlawful possession of a syringe, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

At their initial court hearings on Tuesday, February 6, not guilty pleas were entered for the pair. Each was assigned an initial jury trial date of April 30.

The defendants’ bails are $15,000 by corporate surety bond or $1,500 cash.