Newly released murderer living in Mitchell

by Staff on January 16, 2008 · 42 comments

in Local

A man convicted in 1993 of a 1991 murder was released 12 days ago and is living in Mitchell.

This brings up something I’ve been considering for a while. Should I post certain things here, like sexual and violent offenders who have moved into Mitchell?

I may or may not post more details, depending on your responses… let me know what you think.

42 comments
steffen wyatt
steffen wyatt

That was a pretty good one! It's great that i went to school at mitchell and lerned howe too reed aund rite sows thats i cathed misalf from fillline that therr thang ote

steffen wyatt
steffen wyatt

Cool something for everyone to talk about. I think it sould have been put on the front page. I think we should all know the list of all the people in the county with those types of convictions.

steffen wyatt
steffen wyatt

Yes, it is indeed illegal to give out medical info on patience. Let-a-lone thier names, but how do we no this is true.It is also well known that kicking in someones door without a warrent, is also illegal. So if it is true that he is having a gastric bypass and info got leaked. good! he got what was had coming to him. Maybe if he done his job accordingly to the law every day .Other people would not go out of thier way to break the law to make him look bad.

Anonymously
Anonymously

I wonder why Lee McLain is not on that list? Not trying to pick on him, just wondering. Wonder how many others are not on there. And one person was listed twice.

jl
jl

Thanks!!

mitcHELL
mitcHELL

Try this link (scroll down and you'll see the city search option).

jl
jl

Im on the Indiana DOC site but cant find where you type in mitchell to find inmates.

mitcHELL
mitcHELL

Just google Indiana DOC to find the web site and do a search for Mitchell. I found it interesting that one of the offenders listed actually works for the Times Mail, I wonder what her job is there. Also, how does a murderer with a sentence of 40 YEARS W/ 5 SUSPENDED get out after only 15 years? What amount of "classes" and "good behavior" justifies that?

just me
just me

Yes PLEASE post the name!! I think we have the right to know!!!

Wonko_the_Sane
Wonko_the_Sane

I will let Jeremy decide whether to release the name, but I checked the Indiana DOC website and he sure was released and lives in Lawrence County. I knew him back in the early 90's and his main problem was he had a drug problem. IIRC, his crime was a crime of passion, not a premeditated murder (not an excuse though.) I talked to him a few times when he was in jail and thought he was a very nice guy once he got off drugs/alcohol. Hopefully he wont resurrect those demons now that he is out. The man is not stupid and seemed like he would be a good neighbor to have (other than the whole killing other people thing) Since he went to prison before the internet was so widespread and popular, I hope he realizes just how powerful it is as a tool, especially since his face will be posted on the Sexual/Violent Offender registry. The last thing he will be able to do is fade into anonymity. Most will know where he lives and where he works, if he can even get a job.

jl
jl

I WAS joking, and I also KNEW you were joking in your little ditty about Krystal. Just thought I would add to it before someone that did NOT know you were joking could.

haarman
haarman

@ jl Sorry, I didn't realize you took things so literally. I'll write slower next time for your benefit.

jl
jl

The last I heard the cities insurance does not cover gastric bypass surgery, so I highly doubt this little remark is even true. IF it is then Randy really needs to file some sort of complaint or lawsuit against the one spreading it. I dont like alot of things and the way Randy performs his job but if he chooses to better himself through this surgery then more power to him.

jl
jl

Sorry but Jeremy said CONVICTED FELONS..what part of that did you NOT understand??? Krystal has not been arrested, tried and convicted as of yet!!....(Your little story realllllllly wasn't that funny, by the way.)

rick
rick

so krystal is secretly chuck norris?

haarman
haarman

Please post any names of offenders. I'll give you a name right away: Krystal Slaten. The other day, I saw Krystal walking down the street. I said hello. She approached and asked for the time. When I looked at my watch, Krystal took the opportunity to roundhouse kick me in the face, knocking out two of my teeth, both of which I'd borrowed from a friend and who now keeps demanding to know what happened to his teeth. Krystal then proceeded to steal my wallet and pull my hair. To add insult to injury, she pointed out to passersby that my socks didn't match. The Times-Mail reporter thinks she's sneaky because she did all of this dressed as a six-foot bald man with a handlebar moustache. Sorry, Krystal, but I saw through your clever disguise. I want those teeth back! Oh, and my wallet, too!

better mom
better mom

If I was you and this was true I would DEMAND to speak to your physician. Do not talk to any of his staff about this only the physician. If this is indeed true and the staff is talking about it they can be fired and fined. Hippa is a law. The girl at the doctors office can not even tell anyone you was there PERIOD let alone what you are there for. I would be ticked no matter who this has happened to. This girl is probably telling everything she knows about every patient. I would certainly never go to a doctor who had staff like that. I have worked in health care for years and no place will put up with employees not abiding by the law.

Anonymous 111
Anonymous 111

I certainly hope that if this is fact, that Mr. Phelix takes the post to his Dr. and files a complaint. This is a HIPPA violation with release of confidential patient information. Staff has NO right or authority to share that information. Wonder why folks travel to Indy for medical care??? To prevent this same stuff!!!

VERY CONCERNED
VERY CONCERNED

UHHHH... YES! Please notify us of any convicted subjects living in or close to Mitchell.

I told you so!!
I told you so!!

Does this mean if Jeremy moves back to Mitchell his name needs to be posted on the site you make up for convicted felons? I dont think I would even want someone who was convicted of burglary living to close to me with out knowing.Do the people that live in your neck of the woods know you are a convicted felon? I think if you want to be fair about the new site then I think all felons should be listed so we dont have people saying we are just picking on certain people.

jl
jl

OMG, did Lee McLain rape Phelix too????

Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward

I have a friend whom works in the doctors office where he is getting ready to have gastric bypass surgery. Can you imagine...

admin
admin

I've heard lots about Phelix. Know something good? =) -- Webmaster, Mitchell News

Peed-off
Peed-off

Your right, drinking only throw's fuel on the fire, so to speak. Although, I was told she wasn't drinking. Lee met his latest wife at the legion. They dated 3 month's then got married. I can't figure out who was the most desperate, him or her. She know's about his past, and he is being accused of rape while they are married. I still see him at the house though, so I know they are still together. =/

mitcHELL
mitcHELL

That doesn't surprise me at all. The "victim" is probably just as messed up as he is if she even associated with someone like that in the first place. I'm sure all the drinks at Jack's didn't help the situation either.

Peed-off
Peed-off

Yeah, Lee's is a real mess, and was alway's a tad on the weird side. I have alot of question's about his current rape issue though. Knowing both of them as I do, I'm leaning more on the sex being mutual, then her crying rape, to hang him for a past offense against her, supposedly, something that happened between them in high school. Afterall, she was seen setting on his lap in Jack's that night and then left with him on her own free will. Doesn't sound like she was kicking and screaming against her will. But, that's just my opinion. =)

Anonymous 6969
Anonymous 6969

Amazing how little time he received for murdering a young mother. But then again, here he stands accused once again of raping another young woman. That boy needs to be locked up in a mental ward for the rest of his life. He has serious sexual and mental issues.

Peed-off
Peed-off

Lee was in jail/looney bin for 2 year's after he killed Donna. Nowaday's you spend more time in the slammer for smoking dope, then you do for murder. Welcome to your world. =/

mitcHELL
mitcHELL

I think everyone should know who it is and where they specifically live/work if that is known yet. Also, how in the hell does someone convicted of murder 15 years ago already get out? wtf?

Big A
Big A

I really would like to know who it is just because you know how you can make someone made and not really know you did. I would like to know if it someone that lives by me or were my children go. I think you should know who lives in your town. I would like to know.

better mom
better mom

check out the TM site. The new business coming in on the front page. What was stated as 8-12 decent jobs has now changed to 1-2. Oh well 1-2 is better than none. I wonder what the pay rate is? I do appreciate the business locating here. We need more of them. Thanks

Looking4MrRight
Looking4MrRight

Definitely post the names. I would certainly want to know if my neighbor has been convicted of murder (or any other violent crime for that matter). I already subscribe to the Family Watchdog site that emails you the identity and location of any new convicted sex offenders in your area. It's actually pretty disturbing to see how many sex offenders we actually have in Lawrence County.

Peed-off
Peed-off

I think you should definately let us know when a convicted felon move's into our town. That's something we need to know to keep ourselves and our loved one's safe. Thank's Jeremy for offering this information up. =)

jl
jl

Is there a "special" site that you found this info on or did you just somehow "come across it'' ?? I guess what I am asking is, is there a site a person can go to to see all info on persons who are getting close to release dates, etc???

admin
admin

No idea where he is originally from. He hasn't really lived around here for a while. =) His conviction was in Orange County. -- Webmaster, Mitchell News

jl
jl

Is the convicted murderer originally from Mitchell or did he upon his release decide to move here?? If the latter is true, then hell yes, we should all be made aware, well, either way I would want to know. I would want to know if my new neighbor was a convicted murderer or child molester.

jl
jl

Yes, I think every community not just ours should have a site where convicted murderers are listed. Name away Jeremy!!

Anonymous 6969
Anonymous 6969

Hell Yes! If you know Jeremy that we have murders and child molesters living in the Mitchell area then please let us know. There is a web-site for sex offenders but none for convicted murders that I am aware of at this time.

somebody
somebody

I think you should post them.

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