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Friday, July 25, 2014

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  • THSSC moving forward under new leaders after president resigns

    THSSC moving forward under new leaders after president resigns


    By: Harold Bosstick

    New faces are behind the wheel at The Humane Society of Sullivan County.Jenn Petty was named the shelter’s manager earlier this year, and, after former board president Miranda Hay resigned, Julie Walkup stepped into that role.“I’ve always been an animal lover,” Walkup said. “I have six dogs right now, and I had time available ...“I’ve volunteered a bit in the past,” she continued. “And, then, I was asked to join the board ...in the fall of...

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  • Former WVCF guard pleads guilty in federal trafficking case; Local charges dropped as a result

    Former WVCF guard pleads guilty in federal trafficking case; Local charges dropped as a result


    By: Times staff

    A Dugger man, who was named in an indictment regarding a prison drug ring and charged with trafficking with an inmate, recently pleaded guilty in federal court and had his local case dropped.Jon Williams Dobbins, 39, was originally charged with possession of marijuana, trafficking with an inmate, possession of paraphernalia, battery and resisting law enforcement on July 17, 2012 in Sullivan Superior Court.Those charges have since been dropped because they were related to the same circumstance...

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  • Briefs: July 25, 2014

    Briefs: July 25, 2014


    By: Times staff

    [WVCF inmate sentenced after stabbing another in January; Dugger man charged with battery for second time in two years; Dugger man charged with domestic battery; Farmersburg smoke testing its sewer lines] WVCF inmate sentenced after stabbing another in JanuaryA Wabash Valley Correctional Facility inmate pleaded guilty to stabbing another inmate after a dispute involving a basketball game.James Bohannon, 28, was sentenced on a Class C felony count of battery resulting in serious bodily injury...

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  • Democrat state treasurer candidate visits Sullivan

    Democrat state treasurer candidate visits Sullivan


    By: Dennis Clark

    Democrat state treasurer candidate Mike Boland labeled himself a “small town candidate” during a visit to Sullivan Wednesday.Boland, 71, is presently circumnavigating the state visiting local newspapers in a grassroots effort to spread the word of his candidacy.Boland will be opposed by Republican Kelly Mitchell in the November general election. Richard Mourdock, the current state treasurer, is unable to run again due to term limits.Before moving to Fishers in 2012 to be closer to...

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  • Sullivan man's B&E call leads to his meth arrest

    Sullivan man's B&E call leads to his meth arrest


    By: Times staff

    An alleged methamphetamine user’s own paranoia ended with his arrest after he called in a breaking and entering Wednesday morning at his Sullivan home.Jack Earl Hardin III, 33, Sullivan, was arrested Wednesday by Sullivan City Police on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a common nuisance, criminal recklessness with a firearm and neglect of depend. He remained jailed Wednesday evening on $43,000 bond with a 10-percent surety.Sullivan...

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  • Man arrested for attempted break-in on WVCF grounds

    Man arrested for attempted break-in on WVCF grounds


    By: Times staff

    A man staying at a Carlisle motel picked the wrong place to allegedly break into on Tuesday evening — the K-9 building at the local prison — and faces two charges related to the trespassing.Noel Mendoza-Huerta, 32, Carlisle, was arrested by the Indiana State Police around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on charges of criminal trespass and criminal mischief. He remained jailed at the Sullivan City-County Correctional Facility early Wednesday evening on $8,000 bond with a 10-percent surety.Accord...

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  • Farmersburg man pleads guilty to battery charge

    Farmersburg man pleads guilty to battery charge


    By: Times staff

    A Farmersburg man pleaded guilty last week to one charge stemming from a domestic dispute that occurred less than a week prior.David Lee Scott, 46, was sentenced to 365 days in jail on a Class A misdemeanor count of battery resulting in bodily injury, according to a plea order filed in Sullivan Circuit Court on July 17.Of that sentence, 351 days were suspended, and he received credit for six actual days served and six days credit time. Scott will be on probation for 351 days, during which he...

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