Blackford County Man Charged In Alleged Assault On 9 Year Old

A Blackford County man whom police say hit and threw a nine year old boy is behind bars. 35 year old Shad Hight of West Huntington Street in Montpelier, is charged with domestic battery. Police say Hight also punched the boy with a closed fist and hit him with a belt. DCS plans to remove the boy and two other children from the home.

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Feb. 22, 2019 2:06 PM CST
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Domestic Battery Counts Face Man In Alleged Assault On 9 Year Old Boy

A Blackford County man whom police say hit and threw a nine year old boy is behind bars. 35 year old Shad Hight of West Huntington Street in Montpelier, is charged with domestic battery. Police say Hight also punched the boy with a closed fist and hit him with a belt. with a history of domestic violence threw, punched and beat a nine-year-old boy. DCS plans to remove the boy and two other children from the home.

Police Seek Muncie Jewelry Store Robbers

Whomever held up the Kay Jewelers at 618 E. McGalliard Road Wednesday night has the law on their tail. Police say two men walked in to the store with red bandanas over their faces. One of the robbers threatened to shoot two clerks and the other broken open display cases with a hammer. They bagged the contents of the case and took off. No gun was displayed, no injuries reported.

I&M Gives Grant To Yorktown For Development

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House Rejects Wright’s Efforts To Improve School Safety

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Run Over By His Own SUV

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