The Herald Bulletin

July 15, 2013

Local Briefs: July 15


The Herald Bulletin

---- — Money management workshop planned

MUNCIE — In the “Keep It Safe: Money Management Workshop,” topics like the Federal Consumer Protection Laws and Regulations, deposit insurance information, non-deposit investment products, privacy notices, identity theft, elder financial abuse, and planning for unexpected life events and disasters will be explored.

The workshop will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the PathStone Education Center, 1917 W. Royale Drive, Muncie. There is no cost to attendees.

To reserve a seat, contact PathStone Corp. at 286-2162 or bcarman@pathstone.org.

Informational meeting Tuesday

ANDERSON — The Crossing Education Center will host an informational meeting from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Geater Center, 1611 Chase St.

The Crossing Education Center is a faith-based alternative school for students who do not function best in a traditional school environment. The center is for students in grades 9 through 12. Teacher-to-student ratio average is 1 to 6.

For more information, call Tamie Tatum at 278-6780 or visit www.crossingeducation.com.

Jail escapee captured in park

INDIANAPOLIS — A suspected thief has been recaptured less than a day after she was noticed missing from the Marion County Jail in Indianapolis.

Authorities say they recaptured 32-year-old Brandy Michelle Majors at a park on the city’s east side Sunday afternoon. She was reported missing at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Katie Carlson says it appeared Majors slipped away Friday while being transferred before a medical evaluation.

State top court will not review case

MUNCIE — The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled it will not review the murder conviction of a former prison guard serving a 64-year prison sentence in his estranged wife’s slaying.

The state highest court in a unanimous decision it would not “accept transfer” of the case of Benjamin Hankins.

The Indiana Court of Appeals in April rejected Hankins’ contention that the jurors who convicted him in April 2012 should not have heard testimony from a social worker who recounted remarks made by his 4-year-old daughter. The youngest of the couple’s three children was waiting outside when her father shot her mother, 32-year-old Lisa “Nettie” Hankins, who was seeking a divorce.

Guard has 1st black brigadier general

INDIANAPOLIS — A colonel who has nearly 30 years of military experience has become the first black brigadier general in the Indiana National Guard.

The Indiana National Guard held a promotion ceremony Saturday for Wayne Black at the Indiana War Memorial. He is a 1984 Citadel graduate and will be an assistant adjutant general in the Guard.

Black joined the Indiana Army National Guard in 1996. He was most recently deployed to Afghanistan in 2008 as the commander of an embedded training team that provided training, mentorship and oversight to the Afghan National Police and the Border Police.

Man who pointed gun sentenced

GOSHEN — An Elkhart man accused of pointing a gun at a 4-year-old child during a house burglary has been sentenced to 19 years in prison.

Davonta Johnson, 22, was sentenced Thursday by Circuit Judge Terry Shewmaker after he was found guilty of robbery and burglary with a deadly weapon in a bench trial.