Erik Matthew Miller has been named as a suspect in a string of simultaneous arson fires late Tuesday night in Goshen, Indiana.
Emergency crews responded to three different fires that occured at the following locations and times:
300 block of N. 9th at 11:40 PM
400 block of East St. at 11:56 PM
200 block of W. Wilden at 12:02 AM
These locations are within a two-mile range of each other and occurred within about half an hour.
Two of the fires were at vacant homes, and the other fire was an abandoned boat near a home.
No injuries have been reported.
Goshen police say that Miller is a person of interest after he was found hiding in a garage in the 209 W. Oakridge Avenue. He allegedly tried to barricade himself into the room, but police were able to take him into custody. Continue reading
Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda, the Fort Wayne woman who police said plotted to kill her brother’s baby with drug tainted breast milk, has turned in a guilty plea.
Rodriguez-Miranda, 19, pleaded guilty Monday morning in Allen Superior Court to a felony charge of Attempted Murder after plotting to kill an 11-week-old girl. When asked by the court what she did that makes her guilty, she said, “I poisoned a bottle with a lethal dose of acetaminophen.” She clarified the bottle was for her baby niece.
Authorities alleged then that Rodriguez-Miranda was angry that her brother, his fiance and their daughter had been staying with her and her mother at their Fort Wayne home, and that her mother had agreed to allow them to stay longer.
In January, her mother found text messages on the cellphone she and Rodriguez-Miranda shared in which her daughter told her own boyfriend about her attempts to kill the then-11-week-old girl.
“I’m gonna crush up some of these pills since she decided they can stay longer and kill their baby,” Rodriguez-Miranda allegedly wrote in a Jan. 12 text message. Continue reading
HANOVER, IN. (THECOUNT) — A Hanover, Indiana man has been reunited with his biological daughter after putting her up for adoption almost four decades ago.
Nearly forty years ago, Jerry Miller‘s life was turned upside down after receiving a daunting diagnosis. He needed surgery for a brain aneurysm and would probably not survive the operation or live the rest of his life in a vegetative state.
Miller and his then-wife were faced with an agonising decision.
17 years old, about to give birth and now facing being widowed, together the couple made the heartbreaking decision to put the baby girl up for adoption. Continue reading
Local Indiana boxer, Andrew Rodger, has been named as the man seriously injured in a shooting in West Garfield, TheCount.com has learned.
Police confirmed two people were shot Wednesday night in Elkhart, Indiana, one of those is Rodger, 25, who is listed in serious condition a South Bend hospital.
Just after 8:30 p.m., officers were called to the 100 block of West Garfield where they found a person who had been shot. On Thursday morning, police identified him as 25-year-old Andrew Rodger of Elkhart. He was taken to a South Bend hospital in serious condition. Another victim, now identified as 39-year-old Kory Williams of Elkhart, later walked into an Elkhart hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Continue reading
Notre Dame cornerback Ashton White, starting safety Max Redfield, wide receiver Kevin Stepherson Jr., linebacker Te’von Coney, Dexter Williams, and cornerback Devin Butler, were all arrested Friday night.
The first five Notre Dame football players mentioned above were arrested after a traffic stop by Indiana State Police. Cops say they found marijuana and a loaded handgun in the players’ car. The sixth player, Butler, was arrested after being observed shoving a woman outside a club and then punching a police officer who arrived on scene.
State Police said a trooper stopped a car Friday night in Fulton County about 35 miles south of South Bend for speeding. Continue reading
Are you wondering who is Gov. Mike Pence‘s family and how they feel about his vice presidential candidacy? You’ve come to the right place.
Donald Trump officially announced on Friday via social media that Pence was going to be his pick for VP. The choice was touted as a “good move” by Republican supporters.
Pence has a long political history in Congress and he has served as Indiana’s governor since 2012. He has a large extended family, including three brothers, two sisters, and many nieces and nephews. Continue reading
Authorities in Zionsville, Ind., are searching for Lucius Oliver Hamilton III, a college employee who they say may be responsible for the deaths of a woman and her young child. Hamilton works as a senior major gifts officer at Wabash College in Crawfordsville,
The bodies were discovered at a residence in the upscale suburban Indianapolis neighborhood. A manhunt is now on for Hamilton. He is six feet tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds. He has gray hair and brown eyes.
Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen says Lucius Oliver Hamilton III, a 61-year-old employee of Wabash College in Crawfordsville, is at large and considered armed and dangerous. Continue reading
A local Indiana reported spotted Jared Fogle hanging out at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday.
It’s the first sighting of the former Subway pitchman since his home was raided by the FBI and police back in July.
July’s raid came two months after the then-executive director of Fogle’s foundation was arrested. Continue reading
Indiana mom, Amber Stephenson, the mother involved in a now viral video fight filmed inside a Beech Grove Walmart, has been arrested and charged with a level 6 felony.
Stephenson, the mother of a 6-year-old boy, also depicted in the video, has been charged with neglect of a dependent, a level 6 felony, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a misdemeanor.
The little boy can be seen throwing kicks and punches, at his mother’s direction, at one point hitting the other women with a shampoo bottle. Continue reading
Indiana state wildlife officials have confirmed the presence of a wild black bear for the first time in 144 years.
Animal droppings examined earlier this week confirmed a bear in northern Indiana’s St. Joseph County. Black bears have already recolonized eastern portions of Kentucky and Ohio.
The DNR says the black bear walked into St. Joseph County from adjoining Michigan, which has an estimated black bear population of 15,000 to 19,000 bears. Continue reading