Category: Ripley County

Man Found in Freezing Semi-Trailer Arrested in Ripley County

On Wednesday April 12, police in Ripley County received a call Joel Schumacher from his parked semi-truck on I74 at the 152 mile marker. Schumacher reportedly stated that there was someone in back of his trailer containing frozen meat. The trailer was set at a -10 degrees. Upon arrival, police found a man locked in…

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…