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    New Castle mom arrested after driving around kids shooting BB guns out of truck

    By David Gay,

    26 days ago

    NEW CASTLE, Ind. — A New Castle mother has been arrested after she reportedly drove around five kids in a pickup truck as they shot a BB gun out of the truck window, injuring the mother as well as two others.

    According to court documents filed in Henry County earlier this month, 35-year-old Krystal Perkins was charged with:

    • Two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, each a Level 6 felony
    • One misdemeanor count of resisting law enforcement
    • Two misdemeanor counts of criminal recklessness

    On the evening of June 13, officers with the New Castle Police Department received a call after a woman had been reportedly shot with a BB gun by a juvenile out the window of a white pickup truck while she was walking her dog.

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    An additional officer spoke with another woman who had also been shot by a BB gun, reportedly by a juvenile out the window of a white pickup truck. This reportedly occurred when the woman was walking out of her house to get into her car.

    The documents said that the second woman recognized one of the juveniles. Officers with the New Castle Police Department later tracked down the truck, which was parked at a local skate park. When officers arrived, they seized the BB gun and identified the occupants of the truck: five juveniles and an adult, identified as Perkins.

    Perkins, the mother of three of the children, said that she had been driving the kids from their grandparents. When told about the incident, Perkins reportedly told police that if the kids were shooting BB guns out of the truck it would “not surprise her.”

    “(Perkins told police) she had been unaware of it because she had been on her cell phone and listening to music,” the documents said.

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    In interviews with some of the children, they told police that they had been shooting the gun out of the windows of the truck, but had not been shooting at anyone or any houses intentionally. One of the children said they had accidentally shot Perkins in the hand, which Perkins confirmed. Police said this “completely contradicted her earlier statement that she was unaware of the shooting of the BB gun while she was driving the truck.”

    After the interviews, officers ordered that Perkins, and four of the kids, should be arrested for their reported involvement in the incident. The documents said when officers began handcuffing her children, Perkins “attempted to interfere physically with officers.” After Perkins pulled and struggled with officers, she was eventually placed into custody.

    The court documents state that four of the five juveniles reportedly involved in the shooting were arrested on two misdemeanor counts of battery and one misdemeanor count of battery.

    An initial hearing for Perkins was scheduled for Monday afternoon in Henry County court, according to court documents. The court set the bond at $16,000 surety, plus $1,300 in cash.

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