CRIME & SAFETY
Indiana DOC moves Richard Allen, suspect in Delphi murders
He is being moved to Wabash Valley after spending the last year in Westville Correctional Facility.
Delphi Murders Suspect Richard Allen Transferred to Wabash Valley from Westville Correctional Facility
The Indiana Department of Corrections is transferring Richard Allen, the suspect in the notorious Delphi murders, to Wabash Valley. This move comes after a year-long stint at Westville Correctional Facility.
Weekly Safety Report: Road Rage, Neglect, and Student Reactions impact Lafayette
This week in Lafayette, Indiana, there were three notable incidents. Firstly, a road rage incident occurred in a McDonald's parking lot where a 69-year-old man allegedly threatened another driver with a gun. Secondly, a mother was sentenced to 25 years in prison for neglecting her four-month-old baby, resulting in the child's death. Lastly, Purdue students discussed their feelings of safety on campus following a shooting at UNLV that left three dead and one critically injured.
Police: Lafayette teens attack woman because of her Facebook post
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Four teenage girls — one armed with an axe — called a 23-year-old woman out of her house and attacked her because they didn't like her post on social media, according to Lafayette police. The girls — ages 13, 16, 16 and 17 —...
Evidence leak, suicide, Odinists and legal chaos: Inside 'bizarre' Delphi murders case
The murders of Delphi teens Abigail "Abby" Williams and Liberty "Libby" German shook the small Indiana town in 2017 and, as the killings went unsolved for five years, interest in the case spread around the world. Images of the Monon High Bridge, the Carroll County landmark where the two girls were last seen...
Police search for Quick Pantry robbery suspect
At 7:30 Wednesday evening, the Quick Pantry on South 4th Street in Lafayette was robbed at gunpoint. In an email, Lt. Justin M. Hartman said the suspect threatened the clerk and left on foot with an unknown amount of money. He was caught on camera wearing a white hoodie, gray sweatpants and tan boots.
Police: State Rep. Klinker struck a pedestrian in car accident
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — State Rep. Sheila Klinker struck a pedestrian with her car at Third and Columbia streets about 1:35 p.m. Friday, according to Lafayette police. The pedestrian, Leighton Fruits, 23, of Stockwell, had the light to cross, and Klinker, who also had the green light, was turning from westbound Columbia Street onto Third Street, which is one-way southbound, police said.
Timeline of events in the case against Richard Allen in the Delphi murders
After five years of uncertainty, rumors and shifting narratives, an arrest was finally made in the slaying of Abigail "Abby" Williams and Liberty "Libby" German. Since then, the case has been characterized by legal chaos. Here's a look at a few of the major points that have happened over the...
Jail inmate charged with intimidation for threatening judge
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Cornelius Tate was set to be released from jail on Nov. 30. Now he's charged with threatening to kill a judge. Tate now faces a charge of intimidation, related to Tippecanoe Circuit Judge Sean Persin, as well as a sentence-enhancing charge of being a habitual offender, and his bond is now set at $50,000 surety and $10,000 cash, according to online jail records.
Sha, accused of killing Purdue student, again deemed incompetent to stand trial
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — For a second time, Ji Min Sha, accused of killing his Purdue University roommate, will be returning to the psychiatric hospital in Logansport after the judge ruled that he is incompetent to stand trial. Tippecanoe Circuit Judge Sean Persin made his decision after receiving two competency...
2 women arrested on suspicion of shoplifting from Walmart
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Walmart loss prevention for the south-side store called Lafayette police about 9:10 p.m. Sunday to report two women shoplifting, and when confronted, one of the women pushed the Walmart employee, police said. Ashanti Danzelle Wright, 21, homeless in Lafayette, pushed the loss-prevention employee, and she and...
Two people behind bars after police found several narcotics and paraphernalia in vehicle
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Two people are behind bars after police found several narcotics and paraphernalia in a vehicle. Last Wednesday, police received information that 41-year-old Quentin Shotwell had been involved with dealing methamphetamine. Officers followed Shotwell from his home and pulled him over in the 1500 block of North 13th Street.
Delphi murders: Indiana AG calls for 'care and prudence' in complicated criminal case
Todd Rokita is calling for “care and prudence" in the 2017 Delphi double murder case, which has been disrupted by various complications over the years.
Child Injured in Accident at Lafayette Christmas Parade
A joyous Christmas Parade in Lafayette took a tragic turn when a child aged between 8-10 fell off a float and was injured. The child was rushed to the hospital with a possible broken leg. The extent of the injuries remains uncertain.
Child injured after falling off Christmas Parade float
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A child was injured Saturday in the Lafayette Christmas Parade. The annual parade goes down Main Street in downtown Lafayette. The accident happened around 3rd Street. According to Police, a child between the ages of 8-10 fell off of a parade float and had his...
Family Loses Everything In House Fire
Hundreds of people marched west, down Main Street from 11th Street to Riehle Plaza.
Weekly Safety Report: Conviction Upheld, Delphi Murder Case, and Arrest in Tindall's Death Impact Indiana
This week in Indiana, Attorney General Todd Rokita's team successfully defended a conviction for the brutal murder of a pregnant young mother, ensuring justice for the victim. Additionally, Attorney General Rokita emphasized the importance of collaboration and diligence in the pursuit of justice for the Delphi murder case. Furthermore, Patrick Scott was charged with the death of Valerie Tindall after human remains were discovered on his property, following an extensive investigation.
Delphi murders suspect argues judge disqualifying his attorneys is unprecedented, claiming there's not 'a single Indiana case tolerating this behavior from a trial judge'
Delphi murders defendant Richard Allen on Thursday implored the Indiana Supreme Court to reinstate his defense attorneys and replace Judge Fran C. Gull. The post Delphi murders suspect argues judge disqualifying his attorneys is unprecedented, claiming there’s not ‘a single Indiana case tolerating this behavior from a trial judge’ first appeared on Law & Crime.
Tippecanoe County Sheriff seeks teens, college-aged recruits for Explorer Post 2352
If a young person in your life has ever had any interest in law enforcement, Explorer Post 2352 is looking for folks aged 14 through 20 to join their ranks. Sponsored by the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department, participants get a behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement. "They get to see the...
Delphi Murders: Don’t Accused Killers Get to Pick Their Attorneys?
Richard Allen, who is accused of killing Indiana teens Abby Williams and Libby German, wants his defense attorneys back. They are the lawyers who were kicked off the case by the judge. (12/1/23) Fore more crime and trial news coverage, visit Court TV