A New Castle man charged in connection with the beating death of a fellow inmate at the Henry County jail has been sentenced to nine years in prison. 28-year-old Joshua Gail Wilson had pleaded guilty to battery resulting in bodily injury in a February 2016 jailhouse attack on 32-year-old Brian L. Gosser.
A woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Blackford County after her daughter died of a meth overdose while being held in the county jail. Denise Seats’ 24-year-old daughter died on July 18, 2017. The Star Press reports that the lawsuit contends that Blackford County and the sheriff’s department had a duty to ensure meth was not accessible nor transported into the county jail. The county has yet to formally respond to the lawsuit.
A delay in the construction of Anderson’s new bus terminal: The Herald Bulletin reports that the work should continue after a third environmental study is completed. The terminal was planned to open next February, but Anderson Mayor Thomas Broderick Jr. thinks the facility won’t be complete until early next summer.
Sunday services at New Hope Church in Kokomo were hotter than normal. In the middle of the heat wave, thieves stole the church’s air conditioning unit. It was a brand new $4,000 job the church just installed last month.
A Randolph County man is charged with a sex crime and remains at large after he tried to coerce a local teenager into sexual activity. 68-year-old Len Green is a convicted sex offender, and he was charged with attempted promotion of human sexual trafficking. The level 4 felony carries a maximum penalty of 12 year in prison. If Green is apprehended and returned to Randolph County, he will be held under a $12,000 bond.
The Indiana Department of Transportation will close a portion of U.S. 36 near Fortville for 3 days. The closure will be in both directions and will happen on Monday, July 29 at 6 a.m. as crews will be replacing a pipe in the area. All lanes are scheduled to reopen on July 31 by 6 p.m.
The 2019 Madison County 4-H Fair has crowned Anahleisa Forrester as their new fair queen. She was one of five contestants in this year’s pageant, and Forrester will now compete for the top title at the 2019 Indiana State Fair. She later plans to join the U.S. Air Force and eventually work on a medical helicopter.
Indiana State Fairgrounds officials say a $50 million project will replace its nearly century-old swine barn with a new building that can host events year round. Fairgrounds Executive Director Cynthia Hoye says the new building will be called the Fall Creek Pavilion and will still house livestock during the state fair.
The Indiana State Fair announces the return of Big Top Circus. 2019 fairgoers can expect an impressive circus lineup featuring acrobats, clowns, and trapeze artists performing daring acts. The Big Top Circus is FREE with your paid admission to the Indiana State Fair.
A woman whose daughter died of a meth overdose in the Blackford County jail is now suing the county and the sheriffs department. 24 year old Victoria Seats died from a massive dose of methamphetamine on July 18, 2017. The suit claims the sheriff department was well aware of Seats’ addiction to meth and that the county had a responsibility to keep it out of the lock up.