Woman facing drug, false informing charges

A Greensburg woman is facing multiple charges in Brown County after police say she falsely identified herself three times to officers and then brought heroin into the jail.

On March 17, Nashville Police Officer Michael Williams stopped a vehicle for failing to signal on Snyder Road. Keighlin Jarvis, 23, was the driver.

Jarvis told the officer she couldn’t give him her driver’s license, registration or proof of insurance. The vehicle was impounded, and Williams took Jarvis to the jail to be picked up by her guardians since she was a minor.

Four days later, police discovered that Jarvis had given the name and birth date of a younger relative instead of her own.

Ten days after the initial traffic stop, NPD Officer Matt Hatchett came upon her again.

Police were called to a report of two people in a dark-colored car performing CPR on a third person. Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Jackson found the car at a gas station.

Deputy Josh Stargell reported finding syringes between the feet of the person who had been receiving CPR. That person was taken by ambulance to Columbus Regional Hospital.

Jarvis was one of the three people in the car. She told police she and the woman in the vehicle had been visiting her boyfriend at the jail, and the person needing CPR was not with them during that time.

When asked for identification, Jarvis again gave the name and birthday of a female relative. However, the two of them had different eye colors, police noticed. Hatchett said he also remembered dealing with Jarvis earlier in the week while serving a warrant on her boyfriend, when she identified herself using the same relative’s information.

Jackson found a medical bracelet in the vehicle with Jarvis’ name and birthday on it and learned that had a warrant out of Marion County for theft.

Police also reported finding a digital scale in the car.

After Jarvis was booked in, a jail officer reported seeing her “acting abnormally” in her cell. She told the jailer she had been eating heroin since she was brought in, the probable cause affidavit said.

The next day, a second jail officer reported finding a capped syringe in the toilet after Jarvis used it. Jarvis said the syringe was not hers and that she thought someone was trying to get her into more trouble, the affidavit said.

She was charged March 27 with two counts of false informing, Class B misdemeanors; possession of a narcotic drug, a Level 6 felony; and unlawful possession of a syringe, a Level 6 felony.