A Muncie woman with previous drunk driving convictions was found passed out behind the wheel of her SUV. Megan Hamilton was charged with DUI, and police say her blood alcohol level was .34 percent. She was found slumped over the wheel at Indiana 3 and County Road 800-North. She told the deputy she’d been drinking at a Muncie restaurant.
The city of Elwood has requested that Madison County donate 43 properties to be demolished through the Blight Elimination Program. The Madison County Board of Commissioners took the request under advisement for two weeks to determine the legal steps required for the transfer of the property.
The Delaware County Fair Board held elections for their 2016 officers Tuesday night. Elected were President – Mark Di Fabio, Vice Presidents – Larry Clendenin, Jim Glore, Bart Keesling, Melanie Marshall and Dan White. Treasurer – Donna Patterson and Secretary, Pam McCammon. Members of the fair board will attend their state conference of fairs & festivals in Indianapolis this weekend; culminating with the State Fair Queen Contest on Sunday with Delaware County queen Cortland Boggs participating.
A Muncie woman with previous drunk driving convictions was found passed out behind the wheel of her SUV last week. Megan Hamilton was charged with DUI, and police say her blood alcohol level was .34 percent. She was found slumped over the wheel at Indiana 3 and County Road 800-North about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday. She told the deputy she’d been drinking since 5 p.m. at a Muncie restaurant. She remains in Delaware County jail under a bond of $7,500.
A former EMT returning a non-verbal patient from a medical appointment in Carmel to her Wabash facility where she lives admitted in court to sexually abusing the woman while in the ambulance. 32-year-old Kyle Myers of Muncie was sentenced to 30 months in prison yesterday in Wabash Circuit Court. The victim told staffers, apparently in writing, about the sexual battery. Meyers was fired from Heartland Ambulance.
A Muncie man preparing for his murder trial in Indianapolis was back in Delaware County yesterday in another case, this time of drug possession. 27-year-old Martize Kirkland took a plea deal and sentencing is set for January 14th. His trial in Marion County is set to begin this month for the death of 23-year-old Jeremy Johnson of Muncie. Police say Kirkland lured the victim to an abandoned house in Indy and killed him over drugs. Johnson’s decomposed remains were found on the east side of Indy last June, nearly 9 months later.
While President Obama is using executive powers to tighten gun laws, a new measure sent to the Indiana Statehouse would no longer require a license to carry a handgun in the Hoosier State. Representative Jim Lucas of Seymour introduced House Bill 1056 today, along with another bill to prohit state agencies and universities from regulating firearms in their buildings or on their land. Both bills come after a proposal to make it easier for repeat alcohol offenders to get a handgun license. Lawmakers are convening today for the first day of this legislative session.
There were some slick roads in EC Indiana Monday morning, but it was much worse in the north. Troopers from the Indiana State Police post in Fort Wayne say they were called to more than 50 traffic incidents up and down Interstate 69 Monday morning. None of the injuries sustained were life-threatening. Police say the accidents were attributed in large part to unsafe speed.
It was not a good way to start the New Year for two local men. The Farmland gents were arrested in a recent heroin investigation. 23-year-old Dillon Horvath and 28-year-old Justin Wilson are facing possession of drugs and paraphernalia. They were taken to Randolph County jail, each with $500 cash bonds. One of the men has a previous conviction of marijuana possession from 2014.
A Pendleton doctor accused of trading drugs for sex has learned his fate. 46-year-old Eric Jones was sentenced to six years on probation Monday after pleading guilty to seven charges of dealing in drugs, perjury and voyeurism. Jones, who no longer has an active medical license, had an office on West Main Street in Pendleton.