Indy News: Man & Girlfriend Arrested After Shooting; Statewide Tornado Drill Wednesday

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Man & Girlfriend Arrested after Fatal Shooting

Police have arrested a man accused of shooting and killing another man during an argument.

Dorvae Barnett, 24, was arrested Monday in connection with Saturday’s fatal shooting that left 28 year old 28 James Chatman dead.

Barnett’s girlfriend, Airrayanna Byrd, 19 was arrested on a preliminary charge of assisting a criminal after driving the getaway car.

 

 

Suspected Shooter in Lafayette Square Murder Arrested

Two people were arrested yesterday in connection with a fatal shooting that happened in the parking lot of Lafayette Square Mall.

24 year old Maron Jackson, is facing charges in the March 13 murder of 21-year-old Robert Mitcham,

19 year old Dominique Hughes, was also arrested on charges of assisting a criminal and vehicle theft.

Police said Mitcham and his cousin had a meeting set up at the mall with the suspect.

Mitcham, who was in the front seat of the SUV, was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jackson and Hughes are in the Marion County Jail awaiting their initial hearings.

 

Drunk Driver in Fatal Crash Charged

Prosecutors have filed formal charges against a woman accused of driving drunk and crashing, killing two people and injuring two others.

Tiffany McGinnis, is facing a total of nine charges including felony counts of operating while intoxicated, and causing death.

Two women were killed in the early Sunday morning in a crash on Indianapolis’ east side.

25 year old Sherelle Davis, and 22 year old Mercedes McGinnis, were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The Driver Tiffany McGinnis had a blood alcohol content of .12 at the time of the crash.

 

Celedon Truckings Adding New Jobs

Celadon Trucking Services is planning to build a driver training school in Indianapolis which could create up to 500 new jobs by 2022.

Celadon, will invest $5.7 million to build a facility on the city’s east  side. In addition to the Quality Drivers school, the building will house dorm rooms, a cafeteria, workout room, basketball/racquet court, Wi-Fi and driver training road course. The building is expected to be completed by the fall.

 

Avon Police Searching for Burglar 

Police in Hendricks County are looking for a person of interest suspected in several Avon break-ins.

Investigators said the break-ins are occurring during the day and that the person breaks out the windows of the home.

Anyone with information about the break-ins is asked to contact Avon Police.

 

Severe Weather Preparedness; Statewide Tornado Drill Wednesday

There may be snow on the ground now, but it is spring and severe weather season is approaching and Today Statewide tornado drills are scheduled for This morning and later this evening.

The first drill will be around 10 and 10:30 this morning and again between 7:30 and 8 tonight.

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