The Shelby County prosecutor filed formal charges in May against Jessica Fisher, 37 of Seymour, for the Sept. 2020 death of a Waldron man.
According to court documents, the man died of an accidental drug overdose Sept. 20. The toxicology report found fentanyl in his system and investigators reportedly found the same drug, in white powder form, on the table near where he was found.
Using data from the man’s phone, investigators came to believe that he was talking with Jessica Fisher and a man named Brandon Crouch by text message on the night he died.
The probable cause affidavit refers to location data putting the phone associated with Fisher and Crouch in the area of his house around 2:20 a.m. that day, about three hours before he was found dead. The text messages appear to talk about a possible drug deal.
Fisher was arrested on May 19 and charged with Level 1 felony dealing in a controlled substance resulting in death. Fisher faces 20-40 years in prison if found guilty.
Fisher’s jury trial in Shelby Superior Court 1 is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Aug. 24.
Brandon Crouch, the other person associated with the phone the Waldron man was reportedly messaging, was arrested March 1 on multiple charges, including Level 6 felony possession of a narcotic.
Crouch’s jury trial in Shelby Superior Court 2 is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. July 26.
Crouch was also charged April 29 in Johnson County court with Level 6 felonies resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and possession of a narcotic drug.
Crouch’s jury trial in Johnson County is scheduled for 8 a.m. Aug. 10.