Man Arrested, Held on Probation Violation

by Staff on August 25, 2011 · 5 comments

in Local

Prison CellThe body of a 28-year-old woman from Greene County, Stacey Lawson, was discovered Saturday around 3 p.m.

Although ISP continues to assert that no arrests have been made in the case, they also have not released the names of any suspects nor given any indication that the community is in danger. Usually this happens in two situations:

  • The police have a suspect and are keeping a very close eye on him or her, at times surveilling the suspect and/or tracking their movements with GPS.
  • The police have arrested a suspect on an unrelated crime in order to keep them incarcerated while the investigation continues.

Since Lawson’s body was discovered, a number of names have surfaced as possibly involved in the murder. One of those names is Randy Knapp.

According to Monroe County court records, Randy Knapp (DOB: 05/26/1959) has a lengthy criminal history, dating back to at least the early 1990s, for convictions including intimidation, battery, resisting law enforcement, criminal mischief, possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance.

Knapp was on probation for these latter two charges this past weekend when he was arrested by Indiana State Police and charged with residential entry. He was booked into the Monroe County Jail at 6:24 a.m. Sunday morning.

Wasting no time, a Petition to Revoke Suspended Sentence was filed Monday. At an initial hearing at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Judge Teresa Harper found probable cause for the charge of probation violation.

Knapp was ordered held without bail.

Police have not made any official statements regarding a possible connection between the murder of Stacey Lawson and Randy Knapp.

Previous post:

Next post: