Muncie Police Officer May be Fired as Result of Incident

A Muncie police officer accused of criminal mischief by her ex-husband’s girlfriend could lose her job as a result of facing disciplinary action for the second time in six months.  Police Chief Deborah Davis recommended Monday that the Muncie Police Merit Commission fire Jaime L. Howell. She has been on paid leave since April 7, when she went to the apartment of her ex-husband, Rick Howell, also a Muncie police officer, to drop off their children. Police were dispatched to that apartment on White River Boulevard, after receiving a report that Howell threw rocks at the car of her ex-husband’s girlfriend, Diana Welch. They say she also damaged the door of his apartment.