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Former Indianapolis Colts player arrested in Greenwood

GREENWOOD, Ind. (WISH) – Former Indianapolis Colts player, Zurlon Tipton Jr., was arrested in Greenwood.

According to the Greenwood Police Department, the former Colt was arrested after police responded to an incident just before 1 a.m. Friday morning in the 1400 block of Round Lake Road.

Police say they were responding to a shots fired report.   After police arrived on scene, witnesses told them about a Jeep that fled the scene.

After investigating the incident, police later found the Jeep described a couple of blocks from the scene.  In the car were Zurlon Tipton Jr. and his brother, Cortez Tipton.

Tipton Jr. told police he received messages from his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend that she was in danger and was going to be harmed.  Police say Tipton told them they then went to her house in order to check on her.

Police also said that Tipton’s brother then took out a Colt AR-15 assault rifle in the driveway and then shots were fired, thinking that the ex-boyfriend was in the house at the time.

It was after the shots were fired that the suspects left the scene and were later stopped by police.

Zurlon Tipton Jr. was arrested and transported to Johnson County Jail.

He faces a preliminary charge of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.  He has since been released on $3,000 bond.


Seven rural Hoosier hospitals named to Top 100 list

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Seven hospitals serving rural communities in Indiana have been named Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the U.S. by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

The center is run by Chicago-based Chartis Group, a consulting, analytics and technology focused on the healthcare industry.

The index is based on a variety of factors, including market, value and finance-based categories. Chartis says the hospitals on the list received the highest overall scores among all rural and community hospitals across the country.

“The Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital award program reminds us that rural providers haven’t lost touch with their mission and are committed to delivering better quality, better outcomes and better patient satisfaction,” said Michael Topchik, national leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Here’s the list of seven Indiana hospitals to earn the achievement:

  • King’s Daughters’ Health, Madison
  • Major Hospital, Shelbyville
  • Marion General Hospital, Marion
  • Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Jasper
  • Parkview Huntington Hospital, Huntington
  • Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville
  • Schneck Medical Center, Seymour

Fort Wayne-based Parkview Health has two hospitals to make the list. The health system says it’s the second straight for Parkview Noble and Parkview Huntington to be recognized as a Top 100 hospital by Chartis.

“It is such a pleasure to receive this important recognition again,” said Juli Johnson, president, Parkview Huntington Hospital. “Our hospital team members take great pride in providing world-class care for every patient, and Top 100 recognition is a great reinforcement of all their hard work, patient advocacy and teamwork.”

Click here to view the entire list of top 100 rural hospitals.