A Randolph County man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. 36-year-old Shanta E. Debouse, most recently of Lynn, was arrested last July after a woman told investigators Debouse had forced her to have sex with men he had met online. Debouse reportedly admitted he had arranged for paid sexual encounters involving the woman, but maintained she had been a willing participant.
He was on in-home detention, but that didn’t stop an Anderson man from earning a little side money. Members of the Madison County Drug Task Force arrested 37-year-old Elliott Scott Stapleton on suspicion of dealing marijuana at his Lindberg Road home. Also arrested was 33-year-old Lucas James Williams. Authorities took him into custody on the same charges.
Madison County Commissioners continue to try and find a way to pay for bridge maintenance work. The commissioners briefly discussed creating a new “major bridge fund” but quickly dismissed it due to property tax caps. The commissioners still need to find 3 to 4 million dollars annually to maintain and repair Madison County’s 217 bridges.
The Indiana Department of Education has announced the distribution of the 2017-18 Math and Science Partnership Program Grants. Recipients have displayed a focus on classroom integration of math and science instruction, with an additional focus on relevant Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math within grades K-12.
Muncie Animal Care Services is bursting at the seams; so the facility is holding a $5 adoption special. It is being held today from 10 to 5:30 and from noon to 3 on Saturday. The shelter is at 901 West Riggin Road. All dogs and cats up for adoption are sterilized, current on age-appropriate vaccinations and microchipped.
The Anderson High School Marching Highlanders will have fundraising car washes at four locations from 10 to 3 Saturday. The Color Guard will be washing cars at the Chesterfield-Union Township Fire Department, woodwinds at the Rally’s on Scatterfield Road, brass at Fire Station No. 8 on 53rd Street and percussion at Oak Motors on Broadway. Funds from the car wash will help cover expenses for the summer marching season.
Muncie Animal Care Services is bursting at the seams and so the facility is holding a $5 adoption day special. It will actually be two days, Friday and Saturday , from 10am to 5:30pm Friday and from noon to 3pm on Saturday. The shelter is at 901 W. Riggin Road. All dogs and cats up for adoption are sterilized, current on age-appropriate vaccinations and microchipped.
Police say they arrested a Muncie man after he called 911, time and time again. 35 year old Jonothon Fyffe of the 800 block of West 11th Street made the calls after being cited for playing loud music late Wednesday night. Now he’s charged with misuse of a 911 system and was being held in lieu of $2500 bail.
We now know the names of the persons that were struck by a vehicle on Muncie’s south side Tuesday night. 30-year-old Shane Stahl suffered multiple fractures and a brain bleed and was taken to an Indianapolis hospital, while 20-year-old Desarae Hill was treated for a hip fracture. 20-year-old James Hall was pronounced dead at the scene near the Southern Pines public housing complex. Police say the accident took place during a rainstorm and the area was not well lit. The 20-year-old driver has not been charged.