A Dunkirk teenager convicted of rape has been sentenced to two years in prison. 17-year-old Izaha M. Baker was charged in August in connection with an assault that took place on June 1. He entered a guilty plea to the rape charge Dec. 1 after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. Jay Circuit Court Judge Brian Hutchison accepted the agreement, and imposed a nine-year sentence with seven years suspended.
A Knightstown man was arrested after he allegedly was seen doing cartwheels near I-70 and Indiana 109. 27-year-old Jordan Robert Bailey was arrested at a nearby convenience store. Police say he was intoxicated and spit in an officer’s face during his arrest. Bailey was charged with felony battery and misdemeanor charges. He was being held in the Henry County Jail.
A Muncie teenager has been arrested for carrying a stolen handgun. 19-year-old Britton Devon Kirkland was being questioned after police received a report about possible car break-ins in the Whitely neighborhood. Kirkland told officers he bought the 45-caliber handgun for $150 from “someone he didn’t know”. The gun had been reported stolen in October 2013.
INDOT and the Anderson Board of Public Works have come to an agreement on access from 27th Street to Scatterfield Road – a part of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute project. Anderson has reconfigured 27th Street through the former General Motors property between Scatterfield Road and Monroe Street to the east.
Indiana State Police in the Pendleton District are receiving reports from citizens who have received threatening phone calls from someone claiming to be from the IRS in an attempt to steal your identity. ISP reminds you that government agencies like the IRS will NEVER contact you by phone or email and ask you to “verify” your personal information.
A Knightstown man was arrested after he allegedly was seen doing cartwheels near I-70 and Indiana 109 on Sunday morning. 27-year-old Jordan Robert Bailey was arrested at a nearby convenience store. Police say he was intoxicated and spit in an officer’s face during his arrest. Bailey was charged with felony battery and misdemeanor charges. He’s being held in the Henry County Jail.
Three parents of Southside middle school students are being charged with felony neglect of a dependent because their kids poor school attendance during the first semester of the school year.
Tommy Langham, Jr., Roberta Williamson and Misty Ann Wilson will all receive citations to appear in court and will not be arrested. The charge carries a prison sentence up to 30 months. Chief deputy prosecutor Judy Calhoun won’t say how many days the students missed, but takes into consideration their school performance and the parents response to their absences.
The $450 million Dollar Powerball jackpot drawing will be tonight. If the winner decides on a one time payout, the winner will get a check for $275 million. No one has won the grand prize since November 17, 2015. The drawings are held twice a week.
In Yorktown, Fire Chief David Boone says the fire at the former location of El Rancho Poblano on W. Smith St. was intentionally set. The State Fire Marshal’s office continues to investigate, and says there were no utilities connected to the building at the time of the fire. Town officials say they want to have the structure demolished as soon as possible. The fire department is offering a reward for anyone with information about the fire, up to a $5000 cash reward.
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 Tuesday, along with another bill to prohibit state agencies and universities from regulating firearms in their buildings or on their property.