CRIME & SAFETY
Task force raid, traffic stop lead to dealing charges against Muncie man
MUNCIE, Ind. — A recent raid by members of the Muncie-Delaware County Drug Task Force, and a related traffic stop, led to three drug-dealing charges being filed this week against a Muncie man. On Sept. 12, investigators with the task force received a warrant to search a home in...
Court docs: Woman claims boyfriend held gun to her head, demanded she ask her grandmother for $5,000
MUNCIE, Ind. — A Muncie man is under arrest after his girlfriend told police he battered her and held a gun to her head while demanding she call her grandmother and ask for $5,000. Johnny Hines Jr., 37, was arrested on Sept. 20. He faces preliminary charges of domestic battery with a deadly weapon, a […]
MPD: Muncie man strangled, battered woman with a child nearby
MUNCIE, Ind. — A Delaware County man faces multiple felony charges after Muncie police allege he strangled and battered a woman while a young child was in the other room. Mathew P. Leach, a 27-year-old Muncie man, was arrested by local police this week after officers took a report of a woman being battered by […]
Muncie man facing murder charge in ex-wife's death
The Delaware County prosecutor charged Ceaser Curtis Wednesday in the death of his ex-wife Marcia Curtis.
K-9 dies in back of Fairmount officer’s patrol car
FAIRMOUNT, Ind. — Indiana State Police have been brought in to investigate the death of a police K-9 after the animal died in the back of a Fairmount officer’s patrol vehicle. According to the Fairmount Police Department, K-9 Zeusz passed away on Sept. 10 in the back of Officer Kyle Vincent’s patrol vehicle. Fairmount Marshal […]
Kidnapping case tied to Muncie woman's disappearance dismissed by judge
MUNCIE, Ind. — A kidnapping case tied to the 2013 disappearance of Ashley Morris Mullis was dismissed on Wednesday. Delaware Circuit Court 4 Judge John Feick granted a motion by defense attorneys to drop charges of kidnapping and obstruction of justice filed in January against 67-year-old Sheila L. York, now of Weaverville, North Carolina.
‘I’ll kill every last one of you’: Indiana man charged with impersonating a DEA agent, intimidation with a toy gun
MUNCIE, Ind. — A central Indiana man faces multiple felony charges after Muncie police arrested him over the weekend for reportedly using a toy gun to impersonate a federal agent. James Daniel Ring, a 37-year-old man living in Delaware County, was arrested Sunday afternoon by Muncie Police Department officers. He was later charged with level […]
2 teens shot in Muncie, 1 listed in serious condition
2 teens shot in Muncie, 1 listed in serious condition.
Police: Muncie man claimed to be federal agent, made death threats
MUNCIE, Ind. — A Muncie man was arrested this week after he allegedly claimed to be a federal drug agent and vowed to kill city police officers. James Daniel Ring, 37, was preliminarily charged with intimidation and impersonating a public servant. He continued to be held in the Delaware County jail on Tuesday under a $10,000 bond. ...
Shot fired in dorm at Ball State University
MUNCIE, Ind. – A single shot was discharged in a dorm at Ball State University in Muncie, according to representatives from Ball State University. Ball State University said this in a statement: Earlier this evening the University Police Department responded to a report of a discharged firearm in a residence hall room in Studebaker West […]
Traffic stop leads to felony arrests
GRANT COUNTY, IN- Friday at approximately 3:23 AM, while on routine patrol, a Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a vehicle northbound on State Road 9 and 7700 South traveling at a high rate of speed. The deputy confirmed the speed at 105 MPH with his department-issued radar unit. A...
Suspects caught in unlocked car
Two Taylor University students interrupted an individual going through an unlocked car on campus. When the students confronted the individual, he pointed a firearm at them and fled campus in a vehicle with two other suspects. No students were injured. Sophomores Colton Trampler and Jack D’Arcy were in the Breuninger...
Weekly Safety Report: Concerning Incidents Highlight the Need for Vigilance in Delaware County, Indiana
This week in Delaware County, Indiana, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a man attempting to arrange the killing of his ex-wife, a neighbor being shot and killed by another resident, a man shooting into a home after an argument, a mother leaving her children home alone, and a man holding a machete to a woman's throat. These incidents highlight the need for increased vigilance and awareness in the community.
50-Year-Old Ex-Husband Charged with Murder in Muncie Woman's Demise
A case has developed in Muncie involving a 50-year-old man, Ceasar L. Curtis, who has been preliminarily charged with the murder of his ex-wife, Marcia Curtis. Local law enforcement recently arrested Curtis after the discovery of his ex-wife's remains on an abandoned property in southeastern Delaware County, ending a week-long search initiated by her family.
Delaware County Man Convicted for Fatally Shooting Neighbor over Utilities Dispute
A man from Delaware County, Cy Alley, has been convicted by a jury for murdering his neighbor. The decision took only 20 minutes, indicating strong evidence against the accused. Alley was found guilty of fatally shooting his neighbor, following a utilities dispute that ended with four gunshot wounds.
BREAKING: University Police investigating discharged firearm reports at Studebaker West
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to correct a spelling error. University police responded to a report of a discharged firearm in the Studebaker West Housing complex on campus Saturday, according to a Public Safety Advisory issued at 10:07 p.m. According to Ball State University Police Telecommunications Officer Lisa...
Former Daleville HS secretary charged after creating fraudulent invoice, theft of school money
DALEVILLE, Ind. — A former high school secretary in Daleville Community Schools has been charged in Delaware County after officials claim she created a fraudulent invoice and stole further money from the school district. According to court documents, filed Wednesday in Delaware County, Stephanie Colvin was charged with: On Aug. 15, Greg Roach, the superintendent […]
Weekly Safety Report: Man Attempts to Lure Girl at Family Dollar, Sheriff Warns of AirTag Tracking in Grant County, Indiana
Two incidents occurred in Grant County, Indiana this week. In the first incident, a 24-year-old man was charged with Child Solicitation after attempting to lure a 13-year-old girl at a Family Dollar store in Gas City. The second incident involves a warning from the Grant County Sheriff's Office about criminals potentially using Apple AirTags to track and stalk victims. Residents have reported finding these devices on their property.
MPD: SWAT search leads to 3 arrests, 1 preliminarily charged with dealing fentanyl
MUNCIE, Ind. – A man already facing a drug possession case in Cass County is now facing preliminary drug dealing charges in Delaware County. Court documents said on September 12, the Muncie and Delaware County Drug Task Force were granted a search warrant for a home on the 1800 block of West 16th Street. John […]
Alexandria man charged with kidnapping after allegedly stealing woman's car with 11-month-old in back seat
ANDERSON, Ind. — Anderson police arrested a man on multiple charges, including kidnapping, criminal confinement and domestic battery. According to our newsgathering partners at The Herald Bulletin, officers responded to a report of a man, later identified as 38-year-old Scott Ray King, of Alexandria, beating a woman with a gun at a gas station in Pendleton.