TX Man Bryce McClerkin ID’d As Victim In Fatal Monday Callahan County Rollover Crash

CALLAHAN COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Bryce Mikal McClerkin, of Arlington, Texas, has been identified as the victim in a fatal crash in Callahan County on Monday afternoon.

McClerkin, 24, was operating a vehicle on Interstate 20 in Callahan County Monday around 2 p.m. when the fatal crash occurred.

A GMC pickup, traveling on I-20 near Putnam, TX, was attempting to pass another vehicle, when it lost control and exited the roadway.

McClerkin’s GMC then struck a guardrail, a signpost and rolled over several times before coming to a rest.

The victim was ejected from the pickup during the violent collision.

McClerkin was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, a crash report noted.

He was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the violent wreck.

Geo quick facts: Putnam is a town in Callahan County, Texas, United States. The population was 94 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Abilene, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

Taylor Reynolds, 29, ID’d As Carmel Indiana Man Killed Saturday In Markle Crash

HUNTINGTON COUNTY, IN. (THECOUNT) — The Huntington County Coroner has identified Taylor Reynolds, as the Carmel, Indiana man killed in an early morning crash on Saturday.

Reports say, Reynolds, 29, was operating a Chevy van when he likely hit a patch of black ice while traveling on I-69 near Markle, Indiana on Saturday.

After losing control, Reynolds’ van exited the roadway and rolled over down an embankment.

Police said the van rolled at least once before it came to a rest on its top, source WFFT.

Reynolds was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the crash.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Black ice is a transparent coating of ice, found especially on a road or other paved surface.

Geo quick facts: Markle is a town in Huntington and Wells counties, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 1,095 at the 2010 census. It lies along Interstate 69, U.S. Route 224, State Road 116 and State Road 3 – Wikipedia.

IN Teens Identified As Victims In Friday Farmersburg Single-Vehicle Triple-Fatal Crash

FARMERSBURG, IN. (THECOUNT) — Thomas K. Jaroscak, Kegan T. Ennen and Tyson A. Boyll, all of Farmersburg, Indiana, have been identified as the victims in a Sullivan County single-vehicle crash, according to police.

Jaroscak, 16, was operating a vehicle, with passengers, Ennen, 16, and Boyll, 15, when for unknown reasons, he exited the roadway and struck a tree.

The Sullivan County Sheriff confirmed all three teenages, students at North Central High School and Farmersburg High School, died instantly in the crash Friday.

All three boys died immediately from injuries sustained in the crash, according to a release Saturday from the Sheriff’s Office. Northeast School Corporation is inviting members of the school community to the high school for a vigil for the three boys. The vigil will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the main gym of North Central HS. Continue reading

IN Man Scott White ID’d As Wednesday Night Fatal Linton Stabbing Victim

GREEN COUNTY, IN. (THECOUNT) — Scott White, of Linton, Indiana, has been identified as the victim found stabbed to death late Wednesday night, according to reports.

White, whose age was not provided, died of stab wounds late Wednesday night during an unknown altercation in Linton.

Police Chief Troy Jerrell said the Linton Police Department responded to an incident in the city limits late Wednesday night to a report of a stabbing.

The death is being treated as a homicide.

White, was transported to Greene County General Hospital where he was pronounced dead of stab wounds. Continue reading

IN Man Dies In Muncie Hit-And-Run Hours Before Celebrating 27th Birthday Identified

MUNCIE, IN. (THECOUNT) — Joe Minor Jr. has been identified as the pedestrian killed early Saturday after being struck by a motorist who then fled from the scene.

Minor, 27, was found dead in the front yard of a home in the 100 block of South Morrison Road, north of Colonial Crest Apartments, in Muncie, IN, about 12:20 a.m.

Muncie police received a call from a concerned citizen who reported a body in the from area of a home. A bloodied shoe belonging to the victim was found on the roadway.

Minor’s death occurred in the early hours of the victim’s 27th birthday. Continue reading

IN Man Erik Matthew Miller Arrested Suspect in String Of Simultaneous Goshen Fires

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

“I Don’t Have An Ounce Of Guilt” Fort Wayne Woman Who Plotted To Kill 11-Week-Old Pleads Guilty

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

Facebook Father Finds Daughter 40 Years After Adoption Over False Diagnosis

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

Indiana Boxer Andrew Rodger SHOT Elkhart Man Fighting For Life In Hospital

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

HALF DOZEN Notre Dame Football Players ARRESTED Friday Night

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.

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State Police said a trooper stopped a car Friday night in Fulton County about 35 miles south of South Bend for speeding. Continue reading