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Jasonville man found hanging in Greene County Jail

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Greene County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a 34-year-old Jasonville man who was found hanging in his jail cell the morning of Nov. 23.

The victim is identified as 34-year-old Dallas Gose, of Jasonville, who was being held on one count of sexual misconduct with a minor ---- a class B felony, and one count of sexual misconduct with a minor ---- a class C felony.

The charges were filed Oct. 22.

Gose died Monday at IU-Health Bloomington Hospital from the apparent suicide.

Gose was taken from the county jail in Bloomfield the afternoon of Nov. 23 for treatment at Indiana University Health's Bloomington Hospital.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

A statement issued Thursday morning to the Greene County Daily World by the sheriff's department notes that an internal investigation is under way and no information will be released until the probe is complete, according to Greene County Sheriff's Department Dispatch Superior Cheri Campbell.

Greene County Sheriff Terry Pierce said the preliminary investigation shows that "no foul play was involved."

"There's no foul play as far as that is concerned. No one else was involved," Pierce commented late Thursday morning.

The sheriff expects the internal investigation report conducted by GCSD Det. George Dallaire to be released Friday.

Gose, who was being held on a $20,000 surety bond, was scheduled for a jury trial on March 5, 2013.

Gose, who was arrested Oct. 31, was accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl in Linton's A.M. Risher Pool, while adults and children witnessed it, according to a probable cause affidavit filed by Greene County Prosecutor's Office Investigator Julie Criger.

According to the allegations, the incidents occurred numerous times, but were reported to police on June 9 by pool officials. The Greene County Department of Child Protection Services (CPS) also investigated the case.

On June 9, Gose allegedly became upset with pool lifeguards and officials who advised him that his behavior with the young girl was in violation of the pool's policy against public display of affection. Linton police were called.

The girl told investigators that she and Gose left the pool on June 9 and went behind the nearby bowling alley and did engage in a sex act, Criger wrote in the probable cause affidavit.

Gose and the girl had both denied having sex in the pool; however, multiple witnesses, according to the probable cause affidavit, confirmed the allegations.

Gose, who had an extensive criminal history, was also facing a misdemeanor battery and public intoxication charges in Monroe County, and had been slated to attend his next hearing there Dec. 4.

Staff reporter Mark Stalcup contributed to this report.


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NO FOUL PLAY - how many witnessed this hanging ??

My thoughts & prayers go out to his mother and family !

-- Posted by cruella on Thu, Nov 29, 2012, at 8:08 PM

Agreed lulu54! As the papers says, he has an extensive criminal record and probaly could not handle prison time for these serious charges!

-- Posted by TheSecretTruth on Fri, Nov 30, 2012, at 11:00 AM

Dallas did have a criminal history, however, those that knew him also knew a different side of him. He really was a good guy, despite his wrong doings. Prayers are with his mother and the rest of his family.

-- Posted by mdpi on Fri, Nov 30, 2012, at 1:16 PM

"Gose, who was arrested Oct. 31, was accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl in Linton's A.M. Risher Pool, while adults and children witnessed it".

WOW, he was WITNESSED having sex with a young girl in the pool, and nobody got irate?!!! It's not like he looked like a teenage boy, folks...why didn't he leave that pool in an ambulance? :/

Also, "good guys" don't mess with little girls; good guys protect them.

-- Posted by IndiMa06 on Fri, Nov 30, 2012, at 4:26 PM

So True IndiMao6, "good guys" take care and protect little girls and women of all ages, they show respect!

However, it is always sad to hear that someone has taken their own life!

-- Posted by sassy12 on Mon, Dec 3, 2012, at 10:53 AM

the officers are supposed to do a walk through every hour and there is also a camera in the area that houses the sex offenders... they let him take his own life.

-- Posted by srk on Mon, Dec 3, 2012, at 12:28 PM

It's sad that we are wanting to punish the 15 year old, When the problem is that he was 34 and a adult she is a minor.As far as saying if it were your daughter it would not have took so long to do something there is not much you can do as a parent but sit and wait for the law to make charges.

-- Posted by nightangel on Tue, Dec 4, 2012, at 10:14 PM

What I don't understand is why these people at the pool that witnessed this including the lifeguards did not contact the police??!! I wouldn't have hesitated if I seen this going on!! A 34 yr. old man and a 15 yr. old girl doing sexual anything no matter what situation it was, everyone has cell phones now, so why didn't someone step up and do the right thing??? I don't understand this girl wanting to do this, if they went behind a building then she was allowing him to do this, what I don't understand is why? And if she was scared of him then the first time these people witnessed it should have called the police and let them handle it to see if she was being intimaded by him, and it could have maybe stopped incidents from happening after that first time!! I don't know any more what makes people like they are, but its very sad what this world has come too, Maybe he really didn't hang himself, everyone knows that when you put a person that has violated a child in population with the other inmates that even the inmates will never tolerate a child being abused or killed.

-- Posted by concerned! on Thu, Dec 20, 2012, at 3:32 PM

lulu54, I agree with whether they were watching this happen or not, they are monitoring the inmates at all times, and why didn't the other inmates know about this? He had to have took time to make something to hang himself with, I really don't believe none of them seen what was going on. Whats sad is the families involved, no matter what he done his family is still mourning their loss of a loved one. And I don't know why this was not reported until six days later, I wish they would tell what the situation is about the girl, don't give her name but at least tell us her side of the story. Like I said in my comment above, why didn't someone at the pool report this when it first happened, at least for the sake of the other kids in the pool, this just doesn't make any sense to me at all!!

-- Posted by concerned! on Thu, Dec 20, 2012, at 3:48 PM


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