34 arrested after police called to party

9 minors among 32 accused of illegal consumption; 2 charged in fight

Staff Reports

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies, assisted by the Indiana State Police and Columbus Police Department, arrested 34 individuals at what they described as a large underage drinking party.

At 11:47 p.m. Friday, deputies were sent to 14370 South County Road 25W on a complaint about the party, sheriff deputies said. They found a large party of about 75 to 100 people.

When deputies arrived, they located numerous people younger than age of 21 who had been consuming alcoholic beverages, deputies said. As the investigation continued, 32 subjects were arrested for illegal consumption, according to the sheriff’s department.

One person was charged with resisting arrest by fleeing, deputies said. While deputies were there, a fight broke out between two party goers. After the fight was broken up, the two were charged with battery and disorderly conduct, deputies said. The individuals who were arrested were transported to the Bartholomew County Jail.

The following individuals were arrested on preliminary charges of illegal consumption of alcohol:

Matthew James, 19, Hope

Jaleel Shipley, 18, Columbus

Chase Rider, 18, Columbus

Devan Davis, 18,Columbus

Katie Blevins, 18, Columbus

Jayvon Thomas, 18, Columbus

Brayden Scruggs, 18, Columbus

Robert Pflueger, 19, Indianapolis

Callie Silver, 18, Columbus

Sarah Mehlek, 20, Columbus

Alicia Frazer, 18, Columbus

Taryn Sims, 20, Nashville

Victor Guzman, 18, Columbus

Ricky Harber, 18, Columbus

Shelby Whitfield, 19, Columbus

Parker Maggette, 18, Columbus

Michael Davisson, 18, Seymour

Zachary Davis, 19, Columbus

Victoria Wilkerson, 20, Columbus

Ryland Smith, 19, Columbus

Tasha Skirvin, 20, Columbus

Parker Wetherald, 19, Columbus

Two people were arrested for battery and disorderly conduct after getting into a fight during the incident, deputies said. They are:

Mark Phillips, 24, Columbus

Patrick Gaskins, 26, Columbus

Donavan Stainbrook, 20, Fort Campbell, Kentucky was arrested on preliminary charges of illegal consumption and resisting law enforcement after fleeing out window when deputies arrived, according to the sheriff’s department. He was found by Indiana State Police Trooper Jacob Tolle a short distance away.

Nine juveniles were also arrested for illegal consumption of alcohol, deputies said. A substantial amount of marijuana and alcohol was recovered from the scene, deputies said.