Muncie police and Drug Task Force officials searched a carnival-type food trailer Tuesday afternoon and ended up arresting one person. It started at the intersection of 7th and Madison streets, where authorities searched Bondini’s Knock Out BBQ. One person was handcuffed and lead police to a house in the 1700 block of Mulberry Street. That’s where police arrested David Bond Jr. on drug-dealing charges. Officers on the scene confirmed that they found cocaine in the food trailer.
A mother who admitted to bringing a gun to a meeting at her son’s school in April pleaded guilty on Tuesday. 28-year-old Bonnie Trahan of Anderson accepted a plea agreement on a felony charge of possession of a firearm on school property. Trahan pulled out a .40-caliber Glock and threw it down on a table during a meeting with school administrators. Trahan will be sentenced to 18 months on probation, with stipulations that she attend gun safety courses and anger control classes.
Indiana has 46 brand new state troopers. Sgt. Noel Houze says they received their vehicles and final commissions Monday; this after graduating from the 73rd Indiana State Police Recruit Academy back in May. Houze says they‘re now officially solo patrol officers and are spread across the state. All completed the required, three-month probationary period in the field.
A Mississippi man who escaped a detention center and faces armed robbery charges has been captured in Anderson. The subject was arrested at 19th and West Cedar streets by U.S. Marshals and was booked into the Madison County Jail. It’s reported that escaped by crawling under a fence. He then scaled a building on the outside perimeter of the jail before jumping over an outer perimeter fence. He was in jail on three counts of armed robbery as well as a previous escape in 2013.
Proponents of a 2,000-acre reservoir have opened an “Imagine Mounds Lake” exhibit at Mounds Mall in Anderson. Rob Sparks, director for Economic Development Anderson/Madison County says the reason for the event is to engage the public. It’s an opportunity for residents look at the data and understand the impacts of the proposed 400-million-dollar project. Other sessions are planned the week in Daleville and Yorktown.
National Guard troops and reservists called to active duty would gain protection from debt collectors and scammers under a bill to be introduced in next year‘s legislature. A federal law passed during World War Two puts foreclosures, debt collections and other legal actions against soldiers and sailors on hold while they‘re on active duty. Indiana would be the latest of several states to give the same protection to National Guardsmen.
An Anderson woman faces up to 90 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to charges stemming from her bid to steal a Muncie infant from its mother. Authorities said Judith Walker choked a Muncie mother by wrapping an extension cord around her neck, and demanded she be given the victim’s 3-week-old baby. Sentencing for Walker will be October 1st. She has been held in the Delaware County jail under a $100,000 bond since her arrest.
An IU geological team has been out at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, studying the shifting sands at Mount Baldy. Researchers are trying to figure out why it swallowed up a young Illinois boy more than a year ago. They recently found more holes at the well-known sand dune. The National Park Service will decide if Mount Baldy has to be pared down.
It was a record-breaking year for Gen Con in Indianapolis. The four-day gaming convention drew 56,614 attendees, which is 7,000 more than last year. Organizers say the convention also had a record number of exhibitors. Gen Con will return to Indianapolis July 30, 2015.
A Fishers company that services student loans is adding 200 jobs, officials announced Tuesday. Navient has openings in customer service, collections, information technology and procurement. The company – a spinoff of Sallie Mae – plans to fill the positions by year’s end.