No Hearing Coming Soon On Jail Plans

Don’t expect a public forum anytime soon on the plans Delaware County commissioners have for the county jail. That possibility was presented at a Monday meeting. It’s possible one could be held after plans come back from an Indianapolis firm putting together blueprints for a 500 to 750 inmate lockup that would cost about $45 million.

Pizza Delivery Driver Held In Hit And Run

A Muncie pizza delivery driver is being held after police say he was involved in a hit and run. The Star Press reports 23 year old Devon Gaines told police he was looking down at his phone while driving and struck a 14 year old teenaged girl walking on East McGalliard Road Saturday. Police tracked him down after getting a tip from someone who saw the report in the news.

Artists Conference In Fort Wayne In October

A two day conference for artists will be happening in Fort Wayne. The 2018 Indiana Arts Homecoming will be held Oct. 18 and 19. It will feature more than 30 learning sessions focused on ways to improve a community’s vibrancy through art. State officials say the goal is to energize and empower artists to bring their craft closer to the center of their own communities.

Muncie Police Arrest “Hit & Run” Suspect

Muncie police have arrested the driver who fled the scene of a hit and run. Witnesses say a car came upon a 14-year-old female who was walking on West McGalliard, struck her and then fled the scene. 23-year-old Devon S. Gaines has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious bodily injury. The girl was lifelined to Riley for a ruptured aortic artery.

Fortville Teen Dies Of Shooting Injuries

A teenager is dead following a double shooting on Saturday. The 19-year-old male from Fortville died of his injuries Sunday morning. Police believe he and a 26-year-old Anderson male exchanged gunfire that left the older man with a wound to the arm. Police have not released their names. The shooting makes the fourth homicide investigation by Anderson and Madison County law enforcement officers within a week.

MadCo Judges Have A Plan Of Their Own

Madison County judges have adopted two rules in an effort to reduce the number of inmates being housed in local correctional facilities.  Effective immediately, people in the jail on a probation violation for more than 14 days will appear before a criminal magistrate. And, criminal magistrates would be assigned people incarcerated on a Level 6 felony charge for 30 days or more. This comes after the county council decided to hire a case manager to track court cases, a move that the Madison County judges do not support.