March 2, 2021
NEWTON COUNTY — An initiated traffic stop led to a 40-minute police pursuit on US 41 and Newton County roads and into Jasper County before the driver surrendered.
JASPER COUNTY — State and local investigators are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for starting a barn fire in Jasper County.
RENSSELAER — An Indianapolis man was arrested late Saturday morning after leading police on a 24-mile violent high-speed chase along Interstate 65.
RENSSELAER — The death of a man in Rensselaer led police to the arrest of a Thayer man, who is believed to have sold narcotics to the deceased.
DEMOTTE — Two suspects from Gary are in custody for their suspected role in the Jan. 20 robbery of the Fifth Third Bank in DeMotte.
KENTLAND — From the very first hearing, Nicole Bowen’s family and close friends have shown up to the Newton County Courthouse wearing blue shirts saying “Justice for Nicole.” Some sort of justice may have finally arrived for them, 20 months later, as Garrett Kirts, one of two primary suspect…
JASPER COUNTY — In the morning hours of December 16th, 2020, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a well-being check at one of the local hotels (S.R. 114/I-65).
JASPER COUNTY — In the afternoon hours of December 19th, 2020, a Jasper County K9 Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a minor traffic violation in the area of U.S. 231 and Division Road.
JASPER COUNTY — Alicia M. Pigg, 32, of DeMotte, was arrested in the early morning hours of Dec. 13 on a series of failure to appear warrants.