EVANSVILLE — Amy Word, a local school board member and restaurateur, was arrested early Saturday, but many details about the situation are still unknown.
The word was released after several hours after posting $500 bond for a charge is listed on the Vanderburgh County Jail as “Common Nuisance-Maintenance Controlled Substance.” She was jailed at 6:34 a.m.
The Courier & Press left a message for an Evansville Police Department spokeswoman for details of the arrest. Jail officials told a Courier & Press reporter that probable cause arrest affidavits during Word’s arrest were not yet available.
Word, 47, has owned the Lamasco Bar & Grill at 1331 W. Franklin St. since 2009, according to the Indiana Secretary of State’s office. In 2019, she opened Amy’s on Franklin, 1418 W. Franklin St., an upscale bar and restaurant.
According to police dispatchers, detectives were dispatched twice to the Lamasco Bar & Grill on Saturday morning.
Word was elected to the EVSC School Board in 2020, winning one of two District 3 seats by nearly 5,000 votes. Earlier this month, the Courier & Press included his name on a list of potential mayoral candidates.
“My reason for seeking public office was to always serve where I was needed most and to use my talents where I could be most useful to people in the community,” she told the Courier & Press at the time. “Any decisions made regarding future positions will always have this as their primary objective.”
This story will be updated.
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