Legal System

Rapist Gets 31 Days in Jail, Now on House Arrest

January 31, 2013

A Mitchell man who originally faced up to 40 years in prison pleaded guilty to rape this week and was sentenced to house arrest having […]

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Names of “Johns” in Maine Prostitution Scandal Released

October 16, 2012
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In a high-profile prostitution case involving Alexis Wright, a former Zumba instructor, law enforcement has released the names of 21 “johns” accused of paying for […]

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Jury Finds Alva Sibbitt Guilty On Four Counts

October 3, 2012
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Former Paoli school superintendent Dr. Alva Sibbitt, Jr., was found guilty by a Crawford County jury Tuesday evening. The jury convicted Sibbitt of two felonies, […]

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Use Credit Card to Pay Court, Probation Fees, Bond Out

August 15, 2012

In Lawrence County, those wishing to post bond or pay probation or court fees must currently do so in cash. That may soon change, however. […]

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Exclusive: Original Letter from Byron Steele to Everett Ferrel

January 16, 2012
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In a February 2008 letter, attorney Byron Steele told city councilman Everett Ferrel that an annexation ordinance passed in 1979 “cannot include real estate in […]

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Former Police Officer Back on the Force, Sorta

October 23, 2011

A former Mitchell police officer is now officially a City employee once again. Officer Steven Blair was suspended without pay over a year and a […]

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Court of Appeals to Hear Arguments at Oakland City Univ.

October 18, 2011
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The Court of Appeals of Indiana will hear oral argument in Undray Wilson v. State of Indiana on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. […]

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Motion to Suppress Filed in DUI Death Case

September 25, 2011
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In the early morning hours of July 20, 2010, a 31-year-old Bedford mother, Gwendolyn “Gwen” Sanders, was at work in Bloomington, driving her taxi. Bryce […]

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Martinsville Boy Found Not Guilty of Murder

September 9, 2011
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Nathan Butler, the Martinsville boy accused of murdering his six-year-old brother, Andrew Frye, was found not guilty of murder today. Butler, who was 11 years […]

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Murder Charges Filed in Stacey Lawson Case

August 26, 2011

This morning, charges were filed in Greene County Circuit Court in connection with the death of Stacey Lawson on August 19th, 2011. We are in the process […]

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Michael Phelps Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

August 12, 2011

Michael Phelps, the teenage boy who last month was found guilty in the March 25th shooting of Chance Jackson at Martinsville’s West Middle School appeared […]

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Sex Offenders and Social Networks

July 18, 2011

This morning, I was reading an Indiana State Police press release about a man who was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender. […]

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Your Anonymity Online Is At Risk

July 12, 2011

If you post comments online “anonymously”, such as on this web site, the Times-Mail or Herald-Times newspapers, or any other web site, your anonymity may […]

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Phelps Found Guilty in School Shooting Trial

July 12, 2011

Michael Phelps, the 16-year-old accused of shooting classmate Chance Jackson at West Middle School in Martinsville, was found guilty of attempted murder yesterday in a […]

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Trial For School Shooting Suspect Begins Today

July 11, 2011

The bench trial for Michael Phelps, the teenager accused in the March 25th school shooting at Martinsville’s West Middle School, begins this morning in Morgan […]

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