Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler has been arrested by FBI agents amid an ongoing federal investigation that’s resulted in the city’s former building commissioner pleading guilty to money laundering and wire fraud.
Tyler was arrested at his home Monday morning and was in custody. Tyler, a Democrat, has been mayor for eight years after serving in the Indiana House and didn’t seek reelection this year. It wasn’t immediately known whether he had a lawyer.
An Anderson man is scheduled to be sentenced this week in connection with the 2016 shooting death of Shaolin T. Newsom. 20 year old Jaylon Brown was charged with murder in the case that unfolded on the 1800 block of West 21st Street on Oct. 27, 2016. The Herald Bulletin reports. the two men argued about a Facebook quiz that Newsom’s girlfriend took and comments Brown made in response.
Police say a 55 year old Muncie man died Sunday morning after his vehicle left Ind. 32 and crashed in eastern Delaware County. Kelly Stites was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital. His car had crashed along Delaware County Road 800-E. He may have become ill leading up to the accident.
A Muncie man died Sunday after his vehicle left Ind. 32 near Delaware County Road 800-East. 55-year-old Kelly Stites was pronounced dead at the hospital after a witness saw the car leave the road and become airborne and crashed.
MITS buses were sent to an assisted living facility south of Muncie on Saturday after a dryer fire broke out in the building’s basement. The Star Press reports residents at Rosewood Manor, on South Burlington Drive, waited in the buses while fire crews used fans to blow smoke out of the facility.
Many public school districts in East Central Indiana will be closed Tuesday. That’s because teachers will be taking part in a statewide rally for public education. Schools at Blackford, Jay, Madison Grant, Marion Community, New Castle, South Henry, Liberty Perry, Richmond, Shenandoah, Kokomo, Taylor Community and Hamilton SE will close as teachers rally at the Statehouse in support of public education. The Indiana State Teachers Association and the Indiana Federation of Teachers organized the ‘RedforEd’ event at the Statehouse for the Indiana Legislature’s 2020 Organization Day.
A California woman was being held in the Henry County jail after an Indiana State Police trooper reported finding 21 pounds of meth in her vehicle. A routine traffic stop at I-70 and State Road 3 uncovered the drugs with an estimated street value of up to $200,000.
A probation check for a man wanted on three active warrants ended with an injury to a police officer. According to the Herald Bulletin, 31-year-old Nicholas Johns of Elwood is charged with felony battery to a public safety officer and other counts. A pretrial conference is set for Dec. 13 to determine a trial date in the case.
A $3 million dollar bond has been approved to pay for improvements to two Anderson city parks. According to the Herald Bulletin, the Broderick administration is planning to spend an estimated $1.2 million of the bond proceeds for improvements to Mays Park with the remainder going toward a projected $14 million project at Athletic Park.
Its six years in prison for a Jay County man. 35-year-old Chad Flowers of Portland pleaded guilty to the solicitation of an underage girl after trying to arrange an encounter with an undercover Jay County sheriff’s deputy. The Star Press reports that Flowers was credited for 183 days already spent in jail.