Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 317 S. Walnut Street, Madison, 47250 IN
  • Chief:
Phone: 812-265-2648
Fax: 812-265-3190

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is located at 317 S. Walnut Street, Madison, 47250 IN. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office phone number is 812-265-2648.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office News

We would like to thank all the men and women who served our country.

We have received several reports of thefts from vehicles in the JPG area the past few nights. As a reminder please lock your vehicles and do not leave items in your vehicle in plain sight.

November 1, 2018: The Madison Police Department, with the assistance of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police investigated an external threat made to an employee of Prince of Peace Catholic Schools. Out of an abundance of precaution, the schools were placed on lockdown as officers maintained a presence. November 2, 2018 : Investigating officers developed Bobby Kennedy 32 Florence, Kentucky, as a suspect and subsequently obtained a warrant for his arrest in connection with the threats made. A search for Kennedy led officers to Main Street in Dupont, Indiana, where Kennedy was observed walking. Kennedy fled from Jefferson County Sheriff Deputies and into an occupied Main Street (Dupont) residence. Officers safely removed the occupants, searched the residence, and found Kennedy hiding in the home. Bobby Kennedy was taken into custody without further incident and transported to the Jefferson County Jail. Kennedy faces preliminary alleged charges of serious Violent felon in possession of a gun level 4 felony / possession of a handgun w/o a license level 5 felony / intimidation level 5 felony / resisting law enforcement level 6 felony / residential entry level 6 felony. Kennedy’s bond was set at $50,000.00 cash only.

Trick or Treating in the City of Madison (Jefferson County)has been moved to tomorrow night (Tuesday, Oct 30th) from 6-8pm due to anticipated weather concerns. Red White & BOO will NOT CHANGE and will still take place Wednesday, Oct 31st from 6-8pm at the Brown Gym.

Big thanks to the Birk Foundation for their gracious donation for FOP Christmas with A Cop program.

***** Hanover Hill is back open. *****

***** ROAD CLOSED ***** Hanover Hill is currently closed due to downed power lines. Duke Energy has been notified but we currently do not have an estimated time for the repairs to be made. Please do not try and drive around the barricades. They are there for your safety and the safety of the workers trying to make the repairs.

October 19, 2018, @ 2:01AM Jefferson County Sheriff Deputies investigated a report of suspicious activity at the Storage Express Units at 2782 Clifty Drive. Upon arrival officers located two individuals identified as Michael S. Young 42, Hanover, Indiana and Angela N. Johnson 20, Hanover, Indiana. As a result of the investigation, deputies conducted a search of storage units that belonged to Mr. Young. During the search, officers located and seized 18.2 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and United States currency. Michael S. Young faces preliminary alleged charges of Dealing Methamphetamine Level 2 Felony, maintaining a common nuisance level 6 felony, and possession of paraphernalia class C misdemeanor. Angela N Johnson faces preliminary alleged charges of possession of methamphetamine level 6 felony, possession of syringe level 6 felony and possession of paraphernalia class C misdemeanor. Both young and Johnson were transported to the Jefferson County Jail where they await their initial court appearance on the preliminary alleged charges. The investigation was led by Deputy Josh Cochran and Deputy C.J. Miller. Deputy Linton Spry assisted.

10/11/2018 - Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and the Madison Police Department investigated an armed robbery that reportedly occurred near Amber Waves Blvd in Jefferson County, Indiana. Two suspects involved in the armed robbery have been taken into custody and identified as John T. Clark 28, Hanover, Indiana, and Ryan Scott Eckiss 29, Lafayette, Indiana. At approximately 11:45 PM Clark and Eckiss reportedly approached two individuals, brandished a gun, physically attacked them, and stole personal property. With information obtained from the investigation, officers were able to develop Clark as a suspect in the robbery. Clark’s vehicle was later located in the parking lot of Windridge Apartments, as officers began a search of the area for the suspects. Clark was later spotted by Detective Yancy Denning in the parking lot of the Dollar Tree and FFO Home Furniture parking lot. Detective Denning, Deputy Ben Flint and Madison Police Officer Shawn Scudder, along with K9-Meko, were able to detain Clark without further incident. At approximately 9:00 AM 10/12/18 Madison Police Officer Dylan Barnes located Eckiss in the area of the Miles Ridge Subdivision. Eckiss to was taken into custody without further incident. Property taken in the armed robbery has been recovered, and the investigation is ongoing. A third suspect reportedly involved in the robbery, still at large is described as a light skin black male approximately 5’8” with a large “star” tattoo covering the front of his torso. Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact Jefferson County Central Dispatch @ (812) 265-2648. John T. Clark and Ryan Scott Eckiss face preliminary alleged charges of Robbery - Level 2 Felony, Aiding Robbery Level 2 Felony, Resisting Law Enforcement Class A. Misdemeanor. Both suspects are currently incarcerated at the Jefferson County Jail. A 72 hour continuance was granted in this case as the investigation continues.

The Jefferson County Sheriffs Department would like to congratulate Deputy Zackery Nicholson on his graduation from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Deputy Nicholson is pictured with Sheriff John Wallace and Chief Deputy David Thomas.

Who wants to win $10,000.00 on October 7, 2018? Thanks to Josh Brown Agency with Farmers Insurance you can be that lucky person. Every participant in our 6th annual FOP Lodge #128 Golf Scramble will have a chance at hitting a hole in one for $10,000.00. You cant win if you are not entered. Cost is $240.00 per team and includes cart, green fees and food. We will also have cash prizes for 1st & 2nd place teams. You can also help out by sponsoring a hole. Hole sponsorships are $100.00. Contact Yancy Denning at 812-801-7690. Thank you to the following confirmed hole sponsors; Julie Berry for Mayor Jeff Neace FOP Southeast District Trustee Sherry Collett Eblen for Jefferson County Auditor Kyle Bipes- Laymen Insurance Bentley & Son Auto Sales Super ATV Chandler Chevrolet McKay Accounting Farmers Bank of Milton Steinhardt Heating and Cooling John Hutchinson for County Auditor Title Sponsor

Please be aware that fraudulent calls are being made to citizens of Jefferson County. The caller is representing himself as an employee of the sheriffs department. The caller threatens arrest if you don’t send bond money. Please do not become a victim of these pathetic scammers.

Det. Denning had a great time talking to the kindergarten classes at Pope John Elementary today. The kids were great!!!

With school back in session tomorrow please be aware of the kids getting on and off the school bus. We hope you all have a great school year.

Full day of training at Ivy Tech. Trauma Informed Care with Juli Alvarado. A lot of people here to learn even more about trauma and drug addiction. Sheriff John Wallace, Chief Deputy David Thomas, Det. Yancy Denning, Deputy Linton Spry, and Jefferson County Chief Deputy Prosecutor D.J Mote to name a few.