Crime Watch 8

Henry County’s attorney faces meth-dealing charges

NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — The attorney for an eastern Indiana county who once served as its top prosecutor has been charged with dealing methamphetamines.

Martin R. Shields, 67, was arrested Tuesday and charged in Henry Circuit Court with two counts each of dealing in meth and possession of meth.

The New Castle man was released from the county jail after posting bond.

The Star Press reports that court documents allege that an informant wearing audio- and video-recording equipment obtained meth from Shields.

Shields was elected Henry County prosecutor in 1982, but resigned from that post in 1984. He was appointed county attorney by the Henry County commissioners in January.