Two Madison County men had child molestation charges against them dropped in Anderson. Circuit Court 6 Judge Mark Dudley dismissed the charges without prejudice against 66-year-old Edward Peevler and 67-year-old Ruben Guiterrez, though the charges could be reinstated at a later date. The man asked the judge to dismiss, saying the children’s mother coached them.
The Supreme Court struck down the Texas abortion law that justices say unduly restricted access to the legal procedure. The decision means similar restrictions in other states like Indiana are most likely also unconstitutional. It’s the most sweeping statement on abortion rights since 1992.
White River Blvd. is closed for about three weeks for work on the storm sewers. It affects the area between Nichols Avenue and Jackson St. Detour signs will help you get through the construction.
A Muncie man who tried to rob a woman on Ball State’s campus is going to prison for 11 years. 23-year-old William Hilterbran pleaded guilty to grabbing the victim from behind with a choke hold and demanded money. Her screams alerted two men nearby who apprehended him.
A suspect is in jail after allegedly using his car to back over three men at high speed last Friday Night in Union City. One of them died at the scene, the other two are in critical condition at a Dayton hospital. The victim is Amelio Aguilar. The man arrested, 36-year-old Ramon Marin, is facing voluntary manslaughter, reckless homicide and other charges and remains in Randolph County Jail. He has a permanent retainer by U.S. immigration.
An apparent homeless man was found dead during a call to an abandonded building on fire on North Madison Street late Friday night. The man’s been identified as 55-year-old Gregory Jackson. The cause of death as well as the cause of the fire were still unclear Saturday afternoon. Coroner Scott Hahn said an autopsy will be done. The fire department said it didn’t appear to be arson and the cause will likely remain unclear, but people who knew the victim said he was a smoker and used candles to see at night.
Two teenagers are recuperating after their vehicle struck a tree head-on. It happened near Madison County Roads 300 East and 200 North when the 16-year-old driver of a pickup truck drove off the side of the road, then over-corrected and struck a tree. He was taken to Methodist Hospital by ambulance. His 18-year-old passenger was airlifted to the hospital.
Sad news in Muncie after a homeless man is found dead in a burning building. Fire crews were called to a two and a half story house in the 600 block of North Madison Avenue. Firefighters located the body of 55-year-old Gregory Jackson under some debris near a doorway in the southeast corner of the building. An autopsy is being conducted to determine cause and manner of death.
A Muncie man who attacked a woman on the Ball State University campus has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. According to the Star Press, 23-year-old William Patrick Hilterbran was detained by two citizens after he tried to rob the woman near a campus parking garage in 2015. He was given credit for 424 days already spent in the Delaware County jail. A strangulation charge was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
One person is dead and two others are injured after a Union City man allegedly backed into three people with his car. Police say a fight broke out at a party and in an attempt to flee, 36-year-old Ramon Marin, put his vehicle into reverse, striking the three victims. He was booked into the Randolph County jail in Winchester under a $30,000 bond – charged with voluntary manslaughter, reckless homicide and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. Marin was convicted of driving while intoxicated in Randolph Superior Court last October, when he was placed on probation.