A Muncie man who was the suspect in the robbery of a southside credit union last week has died. Police say 33 year old Jeremy Snider died Thursday night where he was taken after being seriously injured at the Department of Correction’s Reception Diagnostic Center Wednesday night. Authorities say Snider either jumped or fell from a third floor window at the diagnostic center and appears to have died from those injuries.
A charge filed in a nearly two year old murder. 25 year old Doyle Wilson Jr. of Muncie is accused of taking part in a home invasion on February 9, 2017 in which 20 year old Zackary Farmer was fatally shot. Police say Farmer was a visitor to the West Main Street apartment where the incident happened. Doyle is charged with murder and conspiracy to commit robbery.
On Saturday, September 21, Ross Center will host the first International Festival, from 4-7 p.m. to bring the world to southwest Muncie. Area businesses and individuals are stepping up to provide sponsorships and to buy tickets for neighbors who might not otherwise be able to attend. Entertainment groups will be on hand to be enjoyed by all, and local experts in international foods will provide a sampling of international dishes inside the center for a $20 ticket fee.
An Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect through Sunday. Temperatures will hit the mid to upper 90s today, with a heat index up to 110. It’s easier to experience heat stroke and other heat-related incidents due to the high humidity and hot temperatures. Stay hydrated. Water is best. And when possible, stay indoors, ideally in air conditioned spaces. There are cooling centers in many communities.
A small child was allegedly left inside a hot vehicle for almost two hours – while mom was being interviewed by a social worker and the Department of Child Services. 27-year-old Jennifer Ost of Millroy is charged with level 6 felony neglect of a dependent after her child was found in an unlocked vehicle with all the windows rolled up on an 86-degree day.
Due to the heat, Noblesville cancelled its Summer Concert Series event with The Doo Band last night. It was to be held outdoors in the open area of Dillon Park. City staff called it off because of health and safety concerns.
The Muncie Sanitary District administrator has been placed on leave after being arrested by the FBI. 44 year old Debra ‘Nikki’ Grigsby is alleged to have obtained fraudulent bids to demolish houses as part of Muncie Sanitary District infrastructure projects. Arrested on the same day was 60 year old Tony Franklin, owner of Franklin Building and Design LLC. Grigsby is not being paid while on leave.
More than two years after a young Middletown man was gunned down in a West Main Street apartment, a second Muncie resident has been charged in his slaying. According to the Star Press, 25-year-old Doyle Reginald Wilson Jr. has been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit robbery resulting in serious bodily injury during an armed home invasion in which 20-year-old Zackary Mason Farmer, was fatally shot.
A Hartford City man has pleaded guilty to stealing a handgun that a 15-year-old boy later took to Blackford High School. The Star Press reports 20-year-old William Shelton III pleaded guilty to theft of a firearm, which is a level 6 felony that could carry up to 30 months in prison.
After a jury found a man guilty of murder and criminal confinement last year, the Muncie man’s convictions were upheld by the Indiana Court of Appeals. 26-year-old Alonzo Williams was sentenced to 90 years in prison, for his part in a local execution-style slaying. The Muncie man is currently incarcerated at the Pendleton Correctional Facility.