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Missing woman in Silver Alert found in county jail on drunk driving charge

MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) — A woman declared missing and possibly in danger as part of a statewide Silver Alert was found safe … in a county jail in northern Indiana. 

Deanna Black, 54, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of drunken driving after police pulled her over about 12:30 p.m. Friday on southbound Interstate 69 south of the State Road 4 interchange.

Officers with the Ashley-Hudson Police Department reported Black was weaving across all lanes of travel at an excessive speed before she was pulled over. 

Black consented to a blood draw, but Ashley-Hudson police did not indicate the test result in a Saturday night Facebook post. 

Muncie police said Black was in the Steuben County jail on Saturday night. 

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Earlier Saturday night, an Indiana Silver Alert was issued for Black. Black had last been seen at 3 p.m. Friday, the alert said. 

Deanne Black (Photo Provided/Indiana Silver Alert)

The alert described her as 5-feet-6 and 130 pounds with strawberry blonde hair, hazel eyes and multiple tattoos, according to Muncie Police Department. The tattoos include an angel on her upper back, a rose on her lower back, “Joshua 1:9” on her right wrist, a star on her left wrist, and the word “Faith” on her foot.

She was driving a silver 2006 Buick Rendezvous sport-utility vehicle with Indiana plate CL3032. 

She also was believed to be in extreme danger and possibly requiring medical assistance.