Man wanted for forgery, fraud has initial hearing – and new case PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Friday, 09 February 2018 15:48


A man who is the defendant in a forgery and fraud case filed last December had his initial court hearing on Tuesday, February 6.

Steven R. Perry, 41, was wanted on two counts of felony forgery, two counts of felony fraud and one count of misdemeanor theft.

According to the probable cause affidavit, the Scottsburg resident took a debit card found in a business parking lot and made purchases at local restaurants and liquor outlets with it. Eventually, the card was cut up and discarded, but Scottsburg Lt./Detective Mike Nichols began investigating the fraudulent purchases. Security videos were obtained, which allegedly show Perry buying alcohol and food.

Det. Nichols knew law enforcement agencies were already looking for Perry. Perry had failed to appear for a court hearing on two petitions to revoke his suspended sentences in two 2015 cases last November.

On Monday, February 5, Perry was taken into custody. When he was arrested, he allegedly had a syringe and some methamphetamine. Those finds launched another criminal case for possession of the illegal drug and unlawful possession of a syringe, both Level 6 felonies. Perry was scheduled to be brought over from the Scott County Security Center on Thursday, February 8, for his initial hearing in that case.

Bail in both of the petitions to revoke was set at $25,000 by corporate surety bond or $2,500 cash. His bail in the forgery/fraud case is $15,000 by surety or $1,500 cash, and he was assigned a jury trial date of April 30. Bail on the drug charges is $20,000 by surety or $2,000 cash.