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FARMLAND, Ind. (WISH) — A Winchester man died Thursday afternoon in a crash on a county road southwest of this Randolph County community.

Ned A. Sickels, 65, died in the truck crash.

Randolph County E911 Center received a report about 3:55 p.m. of a crash on County Road 100 West south of County Road 55 South. That’s in a rural area about a mile from Farmland.

Sickels is believed to have been driving a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado south on County Road 1000 West when the truck drifted off the east side of the road and came to rest in a drainage ditch. He died at the crash scene.

A cause for the crash was not immediately available, according to a news release from Sheriff Art L. Moystner.

FARMLAND, Ind. (WISH) – A 63-year-old man has been charged with rape and sexual misconduct with a 15-year-old boy.

Randolph County Sheriff’s Department said it received a report of a sex offense that had occurred around October. The boy, who was 16 when he reported the incident, said that he had been at the apartment of Richard Moore around October and was furnished alcohol, marijuana and cigarettes. The boy said this had occurred on more than one occasion; however, on the last occasion, he fell asleep intoxicated and woke during the early morning hours to Moore performing a sex act on the boy.

County authorities said they believe this may have happened to more juveniles due to evidence found during the investigation. 

Anyone who has had similar encounters with Moore was urged to call Capt. Tom Pullins at the Sheriff’s Department, (765) 584-3709, ext 241.

Moore was being held on a $20,000 bond, but was not listed in the Randolph County jail’s database of inmates Tuesday night.

In 2006, according to the sheriff’s department, Richard Moore was charged and convicted of sexual battery in a case that involved similar circumstances in Randolph County. However, Moore is not listed on the Indiana Sex Offender Registry. 

Moore, who lives in the 100 block of West Henry Street, was charged with rape, sexual misconduct with a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, maintaining a common nuisance, sexual battery and furnishing alcohol to a minor.

FARMLAND, Ind. (WISH) — A 16-year-old died in a Wednesday morning crash on a county road about 4 miles north of this Randolph County community.

Aiden Shellabarger of Farmland was driving a 1998 Pontiac north on County Road 800 West after coming from County Road 400 North at a high rate of speed, said a news release from Sheriff Ken R. Hendrickson. The vehicle hit a patch of ice, the driver lost control, and the Pontiac struck two trees and a culvert.

The one-vehicle crash was reported about 11:45 a.m.

Coroner Tim Crawford declared Shellabarger dead on the scene.

A passenger, Michael Tuck, 16, also of Farmland, was taken to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie with minor injuries, the sheriff said.

Shellabarger and Tuck were wearing seat belts.

The news release provided no additional information about the crash, which remained under investigation.