A Delaware County Judge has been named to the neglect cases of three Brander Village Health Care nurses in Marion. Delaware Circuit Court Three judge Robert Barnet was selected on Monday from a list of special judges after all four Grant County judges asked off the case. At least one of the Grant County judges had prior knowledge of the case, because he was a defense attorney for two of the three defendants before becoming a judge. Charlotte Strickland, Felicia Pauley and Tonja Cottingham are facing felony charges of neglect in the 2004 death of 89-year-old Elsie Hornaday.
A water main break in Marion forced a Grant County office complex to close early, and leave the Grant County Jail without water. County Administrator Angela banter says the Willis VanDevanter offices had no working water. The county based their decision to close early based on the fact the restrooms and sinks were not working. Banter is hopeful the problem will be fixed later today.
A student at Ball State University is suing a fraternity and his attackers, after he was beaten and left for dead at a party last fall. Zachary Holsinger says he was attacked by three men in an unprovoked fight at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house on Riverside Avenue. The men then moved his unconscious body from the party and left him for dead. 22-year-old Chad Howard Stickley was arrested and charged with battery resulting in serious bodily injury. The two other men were identified as john does.
A burglary standoff late Monday night ended in one arrest. 36-year-old Charles A. Miller stole a shotgun while burglarizing his ex-wifes home. Police say Miller fired the gun as police were arriving, ordering officers to come and get him in the middle of a field. A SWAT team was then called for by the Delaware County Police as Miller started yelling at officers. Miller is currently being held at the Delaware County Jail without the possibility of bond.
Plans to move 600 inmates from Arizona to the new castle correctional facility have been put on hold after a full scale riot on Tuesday. Indiana Department of Corrections Commissioner J. David Donahue says a decision will be made after damage made to the prison can be assessed. Governor Mitch Daniels made a deal earlier this year to bring more than twelve-hundred inmates from the state of Arizona to the facility in new castle, in exchange for $29.4 million. Authorities believe the riot was the result of a conflict between Indiana and Arizona inmates.
A full scale riot at the New Castle Correctional Facility Tuesday left two staff members injured. The riot began around 2 p.m. after prisoners were reported breaking windows and picnic tables. Other reports say gun shots and fires were coming from within the prison walls. Authorities believe the riot may have started as a result of a conflict between Indiana and Arizona inmates. However, one worker at the facility says it all started when Arizona inmates arrived to eat wearing improper clothing.
Offenders engaged in recreation, and others being escorted from to and from lunch began to resist staff members order to return to their housing units and cells. This demonstration erupted into a demonstration involving approximately 500 of the 1,668 offenders residing at the facility. Offenders began disrobing and destroying facility furnishings and breaking windows.
As the demonstration grew, two staff members received injuries, and were sent outside the facility for treatment.
Facility Emergency Response teams were immediately assembled and activated. The offenders were able to leave their housing units, but were not able to reach the facilities outside security perimeter. To insure the offender demonstration remained inside the interior fence, the Department of Correction activated its Special Emergency Response Teams, and called upon the Indiana State Police to activate its Emergency Response Teams. The Facility also accepted support from
The event was contained at 4:45 p.m., and all offenders were secured. There were no serious injuries to offenders. Approximately seven offenders received minor injuries, most were eye irritations that needed flushing due to the tear gas. None of the offender injuries required off-site medical treatment.
We are grateful to the local public safety responders who swiftly reacted to the situation, said
Thanks to all the law enforcement involved ISP,
The Department is currently in the process of investigating the incident, and will be transporting those offenders responsible to more secure disciplinary segregation cells at other facilities. Staff will be assessing the damage to the facility, and making repairs.
Legislation was signed by governor Mitch Daniels to allow an extension on a sales tax exemption on the amount companies spend on Home Energy Assistance program. The program will now be extended until July 2009 and will take effect June 30th.
A summit on public transportation Monday had
The first ever Unity in the Community event will take place today from at