Early Morning Shooting
One person was shot outside of a hotel on the city’s northwest side this morning.
The shooting was reported just before 6 a.m. at the Quality Inn and Suites in the 5000 block of Lafayette Road.
Investigators gave few details about what may have prompted the shooting as well as the medical condition of the unidentified victim.
Teen Found Incompetent to Stand Trial In Rape Case
The teen accused of raping a 93-year-old Anderson woman in July has been ruled incompetent to stand trial.
A MadisonCounty judge found 17-year-old Iquise Taylor cannot stand trial for the alleged rape of an elderly woman.
In August, Taylor was formally charged with rape, burglary, criminal confinement and strangulation. He was waived to adult court and will now be sent to a state psychiatric facility until he is deemed competent to stand trial.
Coats Says Shutdown Shouldn’t Have Happened
Indiana Senator Dan Coats says the government shutdown shouldn’t have happened and will end when the American people come forward and demand a solution. He says the political system is designed for negotiation and there isn’t any right now. Coats called the shutdown “a failure of government to govern.”
Hit and Run Driver Arrested
The woman accused of hitting and killing an elderly man in a wheelchair in behind bars. IMPD says Brandie Thompson kept going after the accident Wednesday night. The man was crossing the street near the intersection of Washington and Traub when he was struck.
Women Accused Of Defrauding DCS
Four women are facing felony charges for allegedly defrauding the Department of Child Services of more than 34-thousand dollars. Prosecutors say Michelle Milbourn had three people write fake checks in her name and deposit them in her child-support accounts. The checks would bounce after she had received the money. Milbourn worked for a contractor that processes child support payments in Indiana.
Former Visteon Plant Has New Owner
The former Visteon plant in Connersville has a new owner. Six Square Cabinets announced Thursday they’ll invest 12-and-a-half-million dollars in the facility and hire more than 300 people over five years. More details are expected to be announced this afternoon.
Pence, Daniels “Ride With the Governor”
Governor Mike Pence is strapping on a helmet this morning for charity. Pence is joining former Governor Mitch Daniels and hundreds of motorcyclists for the annual 100-mile “Ride With The Governor.” Pence isn’t a regular rider and has been taking lessons to prepare.