The Herald Bulletin

December 28, 2013

Local and state briefs: Dec. 28


The Herald Bulletin

---- — Help for Hoosiers’ flooded homes

INDIANAPOLIS — Any Indiana residents who have flood damage as a result of the heavy rains on or after Dec. 19 now have a place to report it.

A release sent out Friday by Anderson spokesperson Alisha Cummings said Hoosiers can report flooding by visiting the Indiana Department of Homeland Security online at in.gov/dhs.

Individuals will be asked to provide their name and a list of damage. This is not an application for federal grant money.

Pendleton to hold special meeting

PENDLETON — The Pendleton Town Council will hold a special meeting on Monday at 4 p.m. in Pendleton’s Town Hall on State Street.

Interim Town Manager Tim McClintick said the meeting will be to finalize the resolution transferring the Fall Creek Golf Course from the city to the parks department.

Facebook messages lead to arrest

BOONVIILE — A southwestern Indiana man accused of sending unwanted and sexually explicit Facebook messages to underage girls is facing 55 charges and facing up to 160 years in prison if convicted.

Joshua Bolin, 22, was arrested in Newburgh hours after being released from prison Dec. 23. He pleaded guilty in April to child solicitation and placed on probation. He was arrested after violating parole by drinking.

Double slaying suspect was fired

WESTFIELD — Court documents say an Indianapolis man charged in connection with the home-invasion killings of a woman and her adult daughter was angry about being fired by the woman’s husband.

A probable cause affidavit states that 20-year-old Christian Rene Haley was fired by a company owned by Marylyn Erb’s husband because of poor attendance.

Attack suspect felt disrespected

FORT WAYNE — A convicted murderer accused of seriously injuring a jail guard allegedly told investigators he struck the man because he felt he had been disrespected.

Court records indicate Deadrian Boykins, 18, told officers he attacked Allen County Jail guard Quinton Greer after asking Greer to leave a jail television on to “show some holiday spirit.”

Former lawmaker regains law license

MUNSTER — A former lawmaker has had his law license restored 22 years after it was suspended.

Court records show Rep. William Drozda, D-Gary, had his law license suspended in 1991 after a determination by the court’s disciplinary commission that he committed 10 counts of misconduct involving client neglect, including failing to show for court and missing deadlines.

Woman accused of stealing $114,000

NEW ALBANY — A southeastern Indiana woman is accused of stealing $114,000 from a maritime company she worked for.

Jennifer Jekel, 27, of Marysville has been indicted by a federal grand jury in in Evansville on one count of access device fraud and four counts of wire fraud.