Jasper Hotel Guest Arrested for Drug Possession

  A call reporting a belligerent guest in a room at a Jasper hotel resulted in a Petersburg man’s arrest this week.The Jasper Police Department was called to the Days Inn at 272 Brucke Strasse just after 2 a.m. after another guest had complained about yelling and noise coming from a room found to be occupied by 54 year-old Marvin K. Manning. Manning, who was also accused of shouting vulgarities, was found to have a juvenile in the room. Police also reported finding three different types of pills in the room in a pill bottle that had a label that was not for any of the pills. Officers also reported locating a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine. Police say Manning became irrational during their contact with him. Dubois County Child Protective Services was contacted and the juvenile was reunited with a parent. Manning was taken to the Dubois County Security Center at 7:34 a.m. Investigation then widened to include forensic interviews with two juveniles, with one of those youths allegedly telling authorities about being shown inappropriate images by Manning. Manning was told during his initial hearing this week he was being formally charged with Level 6 felony counts of dissemination of matter harmful to minors, possession of methamphetamine, neglect of a dependent and three counts of unlawful possession or use of a legend (prescription) drug, plus a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. Manning’s next court appearance was set for July 9th in Dubois Circuit Court. His cash-only bond was set at $7,500.