Man accused of intimidating Brownstown couple, mailing dead skunks

An Orange County man accused of intimidating a Brownstown couple by mailing dead skunks and a racoon to their employers was arrested on two counts of intimidation and stalking on Monday, police report.

Besides facing those felony charges, Travis Shane Tarrants, 40, of West Baden Springs was charged with two Class B misdemeanor charges of false informing, by the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to the probable cause affidavit signed by Brownstown Officer John Long, Tarrants began harassing the couple after the man was picked for a teaching and coaching job at a high school in Springs Valley in May. Tarrants also was an applicant for that position.