Two people arrested in search for parolee

Two people were arrested in Jennings County on Thursday when officers conducted a “house check” on a paroled inmate.

Lt. Mike Mowery, Jennings County Sheriff’s Dept. Spokesman, says that Deputy David Turner was assisting Indiana Parole Agent Elston Boldry in

Sandra Hulsopple (Johnson); Photo courtesy of the Jennings County Sheriff's Dept.
Sandra Hulsopple (Johnson); Photo courtesy of the Jennings County Sheriff’s Dept.

conducting the check on a parolee who is registered to live at the home on Derbyshire Court. During the investigation, Sandra Hulsopple (Johnson), the parolee’s mother, reportedly told the officers that her son was not home. As they checked the home, the officers reported finding some illegal items in plain view. During the search, the parolee’s younger brother, a juvenile, allegedly resisted officers, striking one of them.

Officers then applied for a search warrant, which was granted. During the search, Deputy Turner reported finding marijuana, methamphetamine and paraphernalia. The parolee was not found.

Sandra K. Hulsopple (Johnson), 46, of North Vernon, was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine (a Level 6 Felony). Her bond was set at $3,155.

The 16-year-old juvenile was arrested on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement (a Class A Misdemeanor, Battery on Law Enforcement (a Level 6 Felony) and Possession of Marijuana (a Class B Misdemeanor). He was taken to the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center.

Lt. Mowery notes that the Department of Child Services was contacted due to the fact that there were other children living in the home.