Two-county road rage incident leads to arrest in Batesville

Batesville, IN — A Johnson County woman was arrested in Batesville Friday on drug and other charges following a road rage incident involving a handgun on I-74 in Ripley and Dearborn counties.

The incident began at approximately 11 am when Indiana State Police troopers received a report of a road rage incident on westbound I-74 near the Indiana/Ohio State Line.

A witness reported that the driver of a Kia passenger vehicle allegedly pointed a handgun at them while traveling on I-74.

Shortly afterward, two troopers located the car in Batesville.

During a traffic stop on the vehicle, the troopers became suspicious of additional criminal activity and deployed a K-9 which alerted them to the smell of drugs in the vehicle.

ISP says that led to the discovery of approximately four grams of methamphetamine, five grams of marijuana, and a 9 mm handgun.

50-year-old Lisa Marie Hancock of Franklin was arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with a Firearm (Level 5 felony), Pointing a Firearm (Level 6 felony), Reckless Driving (Class A misdemeanor), and Possession of Marijuana (Class B misdemeanor).

She was transported to the Ripley County Jail where she awaits an initial appearance in Ripley Circuit Court.

Indiana State Police was assisted by the Batesville Police Department.