Five Years For Anderson Bank Robber

The man who robbed the PNC Bank on Nichol Avenue in Anderson on January 7th has pleaded guilty and has been handed a five-year prison term. Jesean Agnew of Anderson jumped the counter at the bank and got away with $3,500 cash. Police were able to capture him after a short chase.

Muncie asking for U.S. District Court to drop demo lawsuit

Lawyers for the City of Muncie are asking the U.S. District Court in Indy to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the city by local demolition company Shroyer Brothers. It claims they were denied city demolition contracts because it failed to contribute to the local Democratic Party and the Building Commissioner has a conflict of interest […]

Muncie man shot by police identified

A 31-year-old Muncie man was shot and killed by police on Saturday afternoon, and police say the man had stabbed a teenager in a mobile home on the southside. Larry Shepp was shot five times after refusing to drop his knife when confronted by police on West 18th St. The 15-year-old female stabbing victim was […]

Hit and run suspect charged in motorcyclist’s death

A driver of a pick up truck that killed a motorcyclist in April has been charged with failure to stop after an accident resulting in death. The Ridgeville man is 60-year-old William Caylor, accused of pulling into the path of 45-year-old Dion Young on Indiana 28 who was killed. His passenger survived. Caylor’s trial has […]

Swift sentenced in attack on elderly man

The man accused of attacking a senior citizen pleaded guilty and was sentenced yesterday. 29-year-old Kenneth Swift Jr. took a plea deal for the incident where he was caught by the victim breaking in to his truck and attacked him with a brick and a utility knife. Swift got a four year prison sentence, and […]

New craft beer, burger joint to open in Muncie

A new craft burgers and craft beer restaurant is opening in Muncie. The location will replace the vacant Barn Brasserie, which closed in March. Now the Twin Archer Brew Pub has received approval on a liquor license and owner Scott Limberd told the Star Press he hopes to be ready to open in August.

Anderson man held without bond in molestation case

An Anderson man is charged with sexually abusing a child who is now nine years old. The suspect is Justin Scruggs, arrested last night and booked into Madison County Jail. The girl now lives in South Dakota and told investigators Scruggs molested her in Anderson when she was six and again before her 9th birthday. […]

Winchester men facing drug trials in October

Two Winchester men are facing drug charges after neighbors complained about alleged drug activity at their South Richmond Street residence. 19-year-old Riley Bowmer and 25-year-old Justin Speed are going on trial on October 26th in Jay Superior Court. The Star Press is reporting that another member of that household was just charged with trying to […]

Muncie mom OD’s in front of kids, police say

A young Muncie mother overdosed in her apartment with her three kids under the age of four unsupervised. An adult visitor found Emily Jamison unconscious and unresponsive in her home on West 14th Street. She was revived and taken to the hospital, then to jail. Police contacted Children’s Services.