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Jocelyn Grace Gesell, 5, Killed in Head-On Collision in Wayne County

UPDATE: Friday, May 12, 2017, 6:18 AM

Wayne County – The Indiana State Police were notified late last evening that the five year old girl injured in the crash, Jocelyn Grace Gesell, who was a passenger in the Toyota car, had succumbed to the injuries she suffered in the crash. The condition of the other participants is unknown at this time.

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 3:33 PM

Wayne County – At 1 p.m. today Trooper Eric Fields overheard Wayne County Dispatch put out a serious injury crash on SR 227 north of Roell Rd. in northeastern Wayne County. Fields, who was just a couple miles away arrived to find a 2017 Hyundai SUV facing west sitting across the northbound lane, and a 2009 Toyota car facing east off the west side of the road.

The preliminary investigation shows that the northbound Hyundai SUV, driven by Anthony J Zircher, age 45 of Canfield, Ohio, had just passed a northbound pickup on a double yellow line, and was attempting to pass a second car in the no passing zone as he approached the crest of a hill.

At the crest of the hill, the Hyundai ran head-on into a southbound Toyota car driven by Britney Lee Byrley, age 24, of Brownsville, Indiana. Byrley had to be extricated from the car with serious injuries.

A 5-year-old girl in the Toyota, who was properly restrained in a booster seat, received serious life-threatening injuries and was taken to Reid Health Hospital in Richmond where she was stabilized, then flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

An infant also in the car with Byrley, that was also properly restrained in a child seat, was transported with Byrley to Reid Health in Richmond, with what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Hyundai, Anthony Zircher, was transported to Reid Health Hospital in Richmond for the complaint of pain and non-life threatening injury.

Zircher is being cited by Trooper Fields for Left of Center When not Permitted. Crash Reconstructionist Trooper Kyle West assisted at the scene, and when the investigation is completed it will be submitted to the Wayne County Prosecutor for possible additional charges.

Trooper Fields was assisted by ISP Sergeant Dave Whitinger and Troopers Doug Snyder and Kyle West; the Hollandsburg Ohio Fire Department and EMS, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department and INDOT. SR 227 was closed from 1 p.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. this afternoon as troopers investigated the crash and crews worked to clear the scene.

All Suspects Are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Pendleton District 51

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Timothy Wilson, 35, and Lindsey Jones, 31, both of Richmond, Arrested For Drug Possession

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:33 AM

Wayne County – A Richmond couple were arrested last evening on Felony Drug Charges after the car they were driving was stopped for an equipment violation. At about 9:20 p.m. last evening trooper J.T. Burns was sitting on I-70 at the 139-mile marker, just past the Cambridge City exit, when he noticed a tan Buick driving by eastbound with a driver’s side headlight out.

Burns stopped the car to let the driver know he had a headlight out. The male driver, Timothy Wilson, age 35 of Richmond, told Burns that he and his female passenger, Lindsey Jones, age 31 of Richmond, had been living out of their car. Hagerstown Officer Ryan Clarke was summoned to the scene with his K-9 partner to do an open air sniff search of the vehicle.

The dog alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. Cambridge City Officer Aaron Crawford and Trooper Josh Bayly arrived to assist in a search. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of Syringes, a small bag of Heroin and Marijuana. Lindsey Jones was also found to have Crystal Methamphetamine hidden on her person.

Wilson and Jones were arrested and charged with Possession of a Narcotic, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Syringe, all three level 6 felony charges. In addition, they were charged with misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. They were both lodged in the Wayne County Jail. Anyone with information about illegal drug activity may call the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756. Tips can be made and kept anonymous.

All Suspects Are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Pendleton District 51

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Timothy Wilson, 35, and Lindsey Jones, 31, both of Richmond, Arrested For Drug Possession

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:33 AM

Wayne County – A Richmond couple were arrested last evening on Felony Drug Charges after the car they were driving was stopped for an equipment violation. At about 9:20 p.m. last evening trooper J.T. Burns was sitting on I-70 at the 139-mile marker, just past the Cambridge City exit, when he noticed a tan Buick driving by eastbound with a driver’s side headlight out.

Burns stopped the car to let the driver know he had a headlight out. The male driver, Timothy Wilson, age 35 of Richmond, told Burns that he and his female passenger, Lindsey Jones, age 31 of Richmond, had been living out of their car. Hagerstown Officer Ryan Clarke was summoned to the scene with his K-9 partner to do an open air sniff search of the vehicle.

The dog alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. Cambridge City Officer Aaron Crawford and Trooper Josh Bayly arrived to assist in a search. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of Syringes, a small bag of Heroin and Marijuana. Lindsey Jones was also found to have Crystal Methamphetamine hidden on her person.

Wilson and Jones were arrested and charged with Possession of a Narcotic, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Syringe, all three level 6 felony charges. In addition, they were charged with misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. They were both lodged in the Wayne County Jail. Anyone with information about illegal drug activity may call the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756. Tips can be made and kept anonymous.

All Suspects Are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Pendleton District 51

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Wayne County Crash Sends Two to Hospital

Friday, May 5, 2017, 1:46 PM

Wayne County – A crash on SR1 this morning around 8:15 a.m., just south of Teetor Road, sent two women to the hospital with complaints of pain and non- life threatening injuries. Trooper Tyler Painter was driving through Hagerstown when a passing motorist flagged him down and informed him of a crash on SR1 just south of Hagerstown.

Painter and a Hagerstown unit arrived to find three vehicles involved in a rear end collision. The preliminary investigation revealed that Lauren Duncan, 21, of Batesville was driving a grey 2011 Mazda car south on SR1 when she failed to see traffic in front of her stopped for a train crossing. The area was receiving heavy rain at the time.

The car she was driving struck the rear of a white Chevrolet Suburban driven by Derika Wampler, age 36 of Greensfork, pushing it into a Chevrolet pickup driven by Jeffrey Edwards, 46, of Winchester. Both Duncan and Wampler were transported from the scene by Culberson Ambulance to Reid Health Hospital in Richmond for complaints of pain.

Trooper Painter was assisted at the scene by Trooper Harrison, the Hagerstown Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, Hagerstown Fire and Culberson Ambulance Service.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Pendleton District 51

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Wayne County Crash Sends Two to Hospital

Friday, May 5, 2017, 1:46 PM

Wayne County – A crash on SR1 this morning around 8:15 a.m., just south of Teetor Road, sent two women to the hospital with complaints of pain and non- life threatening injuries. Trooper Tyler Painter was driving through Hagerstown when a passing motorist flagged him down and informed him of a crash on SR1 just south of Hagerstown.

Painter and a Hagerstown unit arrived to find three vehicles involved in a rear end collision. The preliminary investigation revealed that Lauren Duncan, 21, of Batesville was driving a grey 2011 Mazda car south on SR1 when she failed to see traffic in front of her stopped for a train crossing. The area was receiving heavy rain at the time.

The car she was driving struck the rear of a white Chevrolet Suburban driven by Derika Wampler, age 36 of Greensfork, pushing it into a Chevrolet pickup driven by Jeffrey Edwards, 46, of Winchester. Both Duncan and Wampler were transported from the scene by Culberson Ambulance to Reid Health Hospital in Richmond for complaints of pain.

Trooper Painter was assisted at the scene by Trooper Harrison, the Hagerstown Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, Hagerstown Fire and Culberson Ambulance Service.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Pendleton District 51

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Four Arrested in Wayne County for Meth Possession

Friday, April 21, 2017, 2:43 PM

Wayne County – Last evening around 8:50 p.m. Trooper J.T. Burns was westbound on Pottershop Rd., just east of the town of Abington, when he noticed the car in front of him didn’t slow down when they entered a posted 40 M.P.H. speed limit. Burns stopped the car as it entered Abington.

After speaking with the driver, Chastity Pitcher, age 43 of Connersville, Burns became suspicious. Trooper Steven Tipton was nearby and came to assist Burns. Chastity Pitcher was found to be driving while suspended, and further investigation turned up suspected Methamphetamine and Marijuana in the vehicle.

The troopers arrested Pitcher, along with passengers Ted Durham, age 46 of Connersville, Randy Jackson, age 46 of Connersville and Khylier Javon Childress-Shelby, age 20 also of Connersville, charging them with Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 Felony, and Possession of Marijuana, a misdemeanor. All four were lodged in the Wayne County Jail.

Anyone with information about illegal drug use is encouraged to call the Pendleton Post at 1-800-527-4752, or the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756. Tips can be made and kept anonymous. The Indiana Meth Investigation System or IMIS can also take tips on meth labs. Just go to www.meth.in.gov and click on the “Report Suspected Meth Activity” Link.

All Suspects Are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Pendleton District 51

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Four Arrested in Wayne County for Meth Possession

Friday, April 21, 2017, 2:43 PM

Wayne County – Last evening around 8:50 p.m. Trooper J.T. Burns was westbound on Pottershop Rd., just east of the town of Abington, when he noticed the car in front of him didn’t slow down when they entered a posted 40 M.P.H. speed limit. Burns stopped the car as it entered Abington.

After speaking with the driver, Chastity Pitcher, age 43 of Connersville, Burns became suspicious. Trooper Steven Tipton was nearby and came to assist Burns. Chastity Pitcher was found to be driving while suspended, and further investigation turned up suspected Methamphetamine and Marijuana in the vehicle.

The troopers arrested Pitcher, along with passengers Ted Durham, age 46 of Connersville, Randy Jackson, age 46 of Connersville and Khylier Javon Childress-Shelby, age 20 also of Connersville, charging them with Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 Felony, and Possession of Marijuana, a misdemeanor. All four were lodged in the Wayne County Jail.

Anyone with information about illegal drug use is encouraged to call the Pendleton Post at 1-800-527-4752, or the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756. Tips can be made and kept anonymous. The Indiana Meth Investigation System or IMIS can also take tips on meth labs. Just go to www.meth.in.gov and click on the “Report Suspected Meth Activity” Link.

All Suspects Are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Pendleton District 51

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