first_imgVersailles, In. — Following a two-day jury trial Curtis Gridley, 41, of Batesville, has been found guilty of attempted manufacturing of methamphetamine and theft with a prior conviction. Sentencing has been scheduled for April 30. Gridley could receive a sentence of up to 12 years in prison.The investigation began in December of 2016 when Gridley purchased or took items consistent with manufacturing drugs from three Batesville businesses. One of Gridley’s family members told police he was with Gridley when he made chemical purchases from Kroger and CVS and took a pipe cutting tool from Gillman Do it Best Home Center. Detectives confirmed the theft through surveillance footage from the store.Witnesses from Gillman’s Do It Best, Ripley County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police Methamphetamine Suppression Unit testified during the proceedings.last_img

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