A federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., has indicted an Indianapolis member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group with conspiracy and other charges for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.
New murder trial affirmed for Elkhart man with mental disability
A man with a mental disability who has for years claimed he was wrongfully convicted of an Elkhart murder and who spent more than 15 years behind bars can proceed to a new trial after the Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a post-conviction relief order vacating his murder conviction.Read More
Web Exclusive: Bill aims to bring local criminal justice stakeholders out of ‘silos’ to study reforms
House Bill 1068 would allow for the creation of local justice reinvestment advisory councils modeled after the statewide JRAC. The local councils would be tasked with reviewing criminal justice practices on a county or regional level, collecting data and reporting back to JRAC, which would use the data to make policy decisions.Read More
AG Barr in Indianapolis discusses efforts to reduce violent crime
The last time William Barr was attorney general of the United States, violent crime in the nation was at an all-time high. And now, after years of decline, the year of COVID has created another surge. The nation’s top law enforcement official stopped in Indianapolis on Thursday to address crime-fighting strategies.Read More
Web Exclusive: Domestic violence shelters see fewer calls, more severe cases in pandemic
The silence was deafening. Little to no calls were coming in to the Middle Way House’s domestic violence help and crisis line in the months after Indiana’s stay at home orders, leaving Debra Morrow in a panic. “It got deathly quiet, and to us, that was horrifying. We were worried about those who couldn’t reach out.”Read More
A motocross instructor who visited states from New York to Indiana to Georgia has been charged with producing child pornography, federal officials said Wednesday.
A federal grand jury has indicted a California man who was found with a gun, knife and pepper spray near the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after telling police he was planning to kill the justice, prosecutors said Wednesday.
A gas station security guard who shot a man during a confrontation over a beer has been charged with murder, according to an arrest report.
As the number of people sentenced for crimes in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection nears 200, an Associated Press analysis of sentencing data shows that some judges are divided over how to punish the rioters, particularly for the low-level misdemeanors arising from the attack.
The white man accused of killing 10 Black people in a racist attack on a Buffalo supermarket was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on a state domestic terrorism and hate crime charge that would carry a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
An Iraqi man behind bars following his arrest on a charge of plotting to assassinate former President George W. Bush has waived his right to a detention hearing and will remain behind bars for now, according to a court document filed Thursday.
Former Vincennes police chief arrested for stealing from department, wife arrested for theft of prescription drugs
Former Vincennes Police Department Chief Dustin Luking was arrested on multiple felony charges Wednesday for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from an evidence vault for personal use. Also today, Bethany J. Shelton Luking, Dustin’s wife, was arrested for allegedly stealing prescription medication from her employer, a senior center in Vincennes.
A central Indiana man who was one of three Republican candidates who advanced in the primary for a township board position has withdrawn after being charged with murder in connection with the March death of his wife.
The white man accused of killing 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, appeared in court Thursday, standing silently during a brief proceeding attended by some relatives of the victims after a grand jury indicted him.
A 14-year-old boy faces a murder charge in the fatal shooting of his 17-year-old brother in central Indiana.
A northwestern Indiana middle school student faces a charge of possessing a destructive device after two improvised explosive devices were found inside a backpack, authorities said.
A southern Indiana couple faces murder charges after they allegedly failed to regularly feed their infant son and the newborn starved to death.
An Indianapolis lawyer has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from his alleged involvement with the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.
A northwestern Indiana youth is facing rape charges for allegedly assaulting a classmate during a school active shooter drill.
A man who fatally shot two people at a gas station in southern Indiana has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder, police said Thursday.
A judge on Tuesday dismissed criminal charges against three men prosecuted after a tourist boat sank and killed 17 people during a 2018 Missouri storm.
A northern Indiana man was arrested Wednesday on federal charges in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.
The Indianapolis attorney arrested in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol has been released on his own recognizance and is banned from traveling to Washington, D.C., except for court proceedings.
A southeastern Indiana woman surrendered Tuesday to face federal charges in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.