The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Local News

August 20, 2013

Man allegedly threatened to kill woman, autistic son

ELWOOD — On Saturday, police arrested a man accused of attacking an ex-girlfriend, attempting to rape her, threatening her and her autistic son and smashing her vehicle in May.

Shannon Stults, 49, of Bryant, faces charges of intimidation, criminal recklessness, invasion of privacy, residential entry, domestic battery and rape for the May 26 incident. As of Monday night, he was still incarcerated in Madison County Jail on $40,000 bond.

According to Elwood Police Department assistant chief Scott Bertram, the woman was taking out the trash at her apartment complex in the 200 block of South Anderson Street when she turned around and noticed Stults standing in front of her.

Bertram gave the following incident report:

Stults then allegedly shoved her to the ground, ran up the steps to her upstairs apartment and went inside. The woman followed after him and when she got to the stairway, she noticed Stults standing at the top of the stairs holding a knife. He grabbed her and brought her into the apartment, holding a hand over her mouth and keeping the knife at the woman’s throat.

When the two got inside, Stults told the woman’s autistic son to go to his room. He then forced her into a bathroom, then a bedroom, and attempted to rape her. The woman fought off Stults, who then went into the living room, grabbed the boy and threatened to kill him and the woman.

The woman eventually was able to grab the keys to her car, and she ran outside, hoping Stults would follow, taking her son out of harm’s way. She pulled her car very closely in front of Stults’ truck to keep it there, but he smashed the truck into her vehicle and sped off.

Stults already had a protective order against him for an alleged domestic abuse incident with the woman from March. Bertram said he received information Stults was in town on Saturday, and the arrest was made. Bertram said Stults submitted to the arrest without incident.

Like Jack Molitor on Facebook and follow him @aggiejack4 on Twitter, or call 640-4883.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • NWS - HB0728 - World War 1 Local Bob Quinn 2 World War I veteran instilled pride, patriotism John Robert Quinn didn't realize he had been hit by shrapnel until a buddy told him, "John, you've got blood all over your back." They were in southern France serving in a tank battalion alongside the British in World War I.

    July 28, 2014 3 Photos

  • NWS - HB0728 - World War 1 local Nurse hoped for lasting peace after World War I Ella Hand’s grave marker in Elwood is simple and unadorned. A stone block, it marks that she was born Sept. 20, 1870, and died Oct. 28, 1937.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • County voting records sought in federal probe

    A federal grand jury has subpoenaed absentee ballots and other information related to the 2014 primary election in Madison County.

    July 28, 2014

  • Arrest Log: July 28 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday based on Madison County Jail records.

    July 28, 2014

  • Madison County and major league baseball Since 1893 to the present, 10 young men from Madison County have lived the dream dreamed of by many a young boy of playing Major League baseball. Their names can be found on the rosters of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, Brooklyn Dodgers,

    July 28, 2014

  • What's Where: July 28 Local meetings and activities are scheduled Monday, July 28.

    July 28, 2014

  • Markleville Jamboree begins July 31 Is your baby the prettiest? Does your pet do amazing tricks? Do you bake, sew, craft? Do you like tractors? If any of this sounds like you, you're invited to join in the contests at the Markleville Jamboree.

    July 28, 2014

  • NWS - HB0728 - Colts Camp - 006 Armed Forces Day at Colts camp pairs Girl Scout cookies with veterans

    Pair Girl Scouts and their world-famous cookies with Armed Forces Day at Indianapolis Colts training camp, and you've got a winning combination. Operation: Cookie Drop, as it's called, is a program where customers buy boxes of cookies for delivery to active and retired military throughout central Indiana.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0728 - Gordon art Rain doesn't dampen Brickyard fans' spirits

    Despite threatening skies and chances of rain, fans at the Brickyard 400 were not disheartened by the forecast Sunday. Fans expected the race to be completed and were anticipating an exciting race for the Sprint Cup event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Arrest Log: July 27 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Friday and Saturday based on Madison County Jail records.

    July 27, 2014

July Staff Photos


Buy and browse more photos from The Herald Bulletin

More Resources from The Herald Bulletin
Auto Industry Book
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Facebook