Archive - May 23, 2012 - News Article
A manhunt is underway in Starke County for an inmate who escaped from the Starke County Jail early Wednesday evening.
Joshua Hunnicutt, 30, of Winamac, went over a fence in the recreation yard at the jail at around 4 p,m, and headed south down the alley.
Hunnicutt is 6 foot, weighs 170 pounds, has light brown hair, brown eyes, a moustache, beard and several tattoos.
At the time of his escape, he was wearing gray sweat cutoffs and no shoes.
The escaped prisoner was being held for an outstanding warrant. He was originally charged with maintaining a common nuisance and possession of meth.
PLYMOUTH â€” Private contractors hired by the owner of the Plymouth Motel located on W. Jefferson Street began demolishing the building Wednesday. They say the entire process will take about 10 working days.
Plymouth Motel is one of the establishments named by Mayor Mark Senter earlier this year in his "Operation Bright Spot" plan to clean up the city. Senter called the abandoned motel "a blight to our west side" in a press release in February, also mentioning that the location is an attraction for vandalism and squatters.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Cecilio A. Calderon, of Plymouth, was arrested Tuesday just before noon under charges of child neglect and battery. Sergeant Mark Owen of the Plymouth Police Department, along with the Division of Family Services, investigated the incident.
ARGOS â€” Argos police officer Jeremy Enyart arrested two individuals Tuesday at the Argos BP gas station around 9:15 p.m. Both had outstanding arrest warrants.
Michael J. Meeks had a warrant from Marshall County and Amanda L. Gall had a warrant from Fulton County. After further investigation at the scene, Enyart located several items used to manufacture methamphetamine inside the subject's vehicle. Both Meeks and Gall are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, dealing and delivering methamphetamine, and possession of precursors.
MARSHALL CO. â€” The Marshall County D.U.I. Task Force has announced its intention to step up patrols for the Memorial Day weekend. Officers from multiple agencies throughout Marshall County will be out in full force all weekend looking for impaired drivers. Officers would like to remind the citizens to please drink responsibly and be safe this holiday weekend. Citizens are encouraged to report possible impaired drivers to the Marshall County Police Department at 574-936-3187.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Marshall County has a lot of land available to companies, but not many suitable buildings. This is a problem, according to Marshall County Economic Development directer Jennifer Laurent.
â€śSeventy-five to 80 percent of inquires we get are about existing buildings,â€ť said Laurent to Marshall County commissioners Monday in their regularly scheduled meeting.
PLYMOUTH â€” Anya Hettich, an eighth grader at Lincoln Jr. High School, recently conducted a community service project at the school that she hopes will continue for the next several years. After attending a sports leadership camp last summer, Hettich was on the hunt to find a volunteer project. She settled on the Marshall County Neighborhood Center as a recipient after speaking with MCNC director Sara Hill about the Centerâ€™s need for clothes â€” especially of the trendy, teen variety.