Formal Charges In Shooting Death Expected By Monday

The death of a shooting victim didn’t immediately lead to Va Shaun Harnett being charged with murder. According to the Star Press, Harnett has been preliminary charged with two counts of attempted murder, and he continues to be held without bond at the Delaware County Jail. Chief Deputy Prosecutor, Zachary Craig, says interviews still must be done and evidence needs to be collected. Formal charges in the case are likely to be filed by Monday.

Fixing The Rail Intersection At 53rd & Columbus

A solution is underway for those who have hit the railroad crossing arms at 53rd Street and Columbus Avenue in Anderson. City Engineer Chuck Leser says the railroad crossing arms are damaged on a monthly basis. CSX Railroad has removed the crossing arms to make the intersection more driver-friendly and safer. As 53rd Street is getting repaved this summer, the city will narrow the westbound lane and make it straight so motorists can travel through the intersection without having to weave.

Victim Pepper-Sprayed; Assaulted

Charges have been filed against two Delaware County residents accused of pepper spraying a person and trying to steal his moped. 24-year-olds Katelyn Smith and Clifton Griffis of Muncie are charged with robbery and battery. The victim claims he had been asked to meet Smith outside the Village Pantry on W. Jackson Street when the attack happened.

Community Cup Golf Outing Set For Friday

The very first Community Cup Golf Outing, presented by Open Door Health Services takes place at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow at the Players Club in Yorktown. All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Indiana, The Whitely Community Council and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie.

Body Found In Wastewater Treatment Plant Identified

Questions persist about how a man’s body ended up in the westwide wastewater treatment plant, but authorities say they know who he is. The body of 41 year old Michael Coates of Muncie was found on a conveyor belt at just before 9 Monday morning. Investigators still aren’t sure how the body got there.

Couple Charged In Pepper Spray Attack On Man

Charges filed this week against two Delaware County residents accused of pepper spraying a person they knew and trying to steal his moped. 24 year old Katelyn Smith and 24 year old Clifton Griffis of Muncie are charged with robbery and battery. The victim claims he had been asked to meet Smith outside Village Pantry on W. Jackson Street when the attack happened.

Accused Killer Back In Randolph County To Face Charges

After several months on the run, a man returns to Randolph County to face murder charges. 59-year-old Monty Cook is accused of killing 61-year-old David Brumley. The Winchester man was found dead in his home last November. Cook is charged with murder, auto theft and two counts of theft after stealing the victim’s sports car, debit card and cash.