Category: Crime

Child Molestation Suspect Arrested, Pleas at Preliminary Hearing

Following a two-month long investigation a man has been arrested under four charges of child molestation. According to police reports, the investigation began on January 17th when a parent called 911 to say her child had been molested at Hooks Daycare by husband of the owner, Joseph Hook, 39. Two more children were questioned during…

Woman Tells Police She Has Meth, Arrested for Something Else

Sunday night (March 19th) a woman was caught uptown Madison for reckless driving and was arrested for possession of drugs. According to police, an officer began tailing a green silverado when it ran a stop sign when turning North from state street to Michigan road. The officer said the truck continued to swerve while being…

Woman Throws Out Bologna Sandwich, Gets Arrested for Meth

On Monday, a woman’s littering led to her being arrested for possession of methamphetamine. The incident began when an officer with the Madison Police Department saw someone throw something out the window of a car at the intersection of Green Road and Cragmont Street. When the car continued to Clifty Drive, the officer then pulled…

License Plate Light Failure Brings Two in on Drug Charges

On Friday, March 10th another meth discovery occurred on the Madison Riverfront. According to police reports, Patrolman Phillip Wimpee saw a black truck with no license plate light on Vaughn Dr. After being pulled over, the driver quickly exited the car with his hands in his pockets and headed towards Wimpee. Charles Pennington, 47, was…

Woman Hospitalized Following Assault Over Alleged Texts

According to reports, Captain Shane Caldwell was called to respond to a woman at the Kings Daughter’s emergency room who had been injured on Friday, March 10th. When he arrived, Caldwell spoke with Heather Marksberry, 27, and her mother regarding the incident. Heather said she was at the home of Alaina Tingle-Duncil, 27, to socialize.…

Town Marshal Steps Down in Face of Child Pornography Scandal

The town marshal of Holton has resigned following an investigation into allegations of possession of child pornography. Josh Royalty, 30, became town marshal in March of 2015 following the resignation of the former town marshal. The investigation of Royalty included a lie-detector test which local police called concerning. Thereafter, the Indiana State Police became involved…

Traffic Stop of Unlicensed Driver Leads to House Bust of Meth, Cash and Weapons

A traffic stop for an unlicensed driver has led to a cash, weapons and drug seizure at a residence near the Muscatatuck Caverns. According to reports from the Jennings County Sheriff’s department, At around 6:30 PM on Thurday, March 9th, a black Chevy Blazer turned southbound onto state road 3 near an Autozone parking lot.…