MARION, Ind. (WISH) — A gun used in a January fatal shooting and attempted robbery was the same one used in a February murder-suicide, both times by a 17-year-old from Gas City, according to authorities in Grant County.
The Indiana State Police Laboratory determined that the gun used by 17-year-old Corbin Page to kill 13-year-old Alainee Byer and then himself on Feb. 4 in Marion had also been used Jan. 7 at a home to kill one man and injure another during an attempted robbery, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.
Investigators said Byer and two juvenile males were with Page when he knocked on the door of a home in the 1100 block of South Fourth Avenue in Jonesboro, spoke briefly with 51-year-old Larry Pavey and then opened fire on him, striking Pavey several times. Pavey ran back inside the house, and Page continued shooting, striking and killing 81-year-old Gene Thompson, who was lying in a hospital bed in the living room, the sheriff’s office determined.
The two living juvenile males were interviewed and eventually confirmed they had been at the Jonesboro home with Page and Byer; they face accusations of false informing in juvenile court in connection with initial statements made in their interviews.
A 34-year-old Jonesboro woman died when the truck she was driving hit a semitractor-trailer head-on Sunday morning, Indiana State Police said Tuesday.
Police said Marti Wamsley, 34, was driving a 2015 Dodge Challenger east near the 800 block of Main Street in Gas City when it crossed the centerline for an undetermined reason and hit the 2016 Freightliner driven by Christopher Lewis, 34, of Gas City. The crash happened about 8 a.m. Sunday.
Wamsley died at the crash scene. Lewis, who was hauling dry goods for Walmart in Marion, was not injured, police said.
The crash remained under investigation Tuesday.
GRANT COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — One man is dead and another is injured following a shooting in Grant County early Sunday.
It happened just after 12:30 a.m. when officials received a call from a woman who said her son had been shot.
Upon arrival to the the location in the 1100 block of South 4th Avenue, officers found 51-year-old Larry Pavey with multiple gunshot wounds. Officers also found 81-year-old Gene Thompson suffering from a gunshot wound at the scene.
Thompson would later succumb to his injuries on his way to the hospital.
Pavey is expected to survive his injuries.
It isn’t yet clear what led to the shooting.
Officials are currently in search of two unknown suspects believed to be driving an extended cab pickup truck that is red or dark in color.
If you have any information on the shooting, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 765-662-8477, Jonesboro Police Chief Joel Thomas at 765-674-6963 or Grant County Sheriff’s Office Detective Lt. Shelby Taylor at 765-662-9864.
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CORYDON, Ind. (WISH) – Cattle roamed a major interstate near Corydon, causing Indiana State Police to close down 13 miles of roadway.
According to Indiana State Police, John Forester, 36, of Jonesboro, Tennessee, was travelling west on I-64 and allegedly fell asleep driving into the median at the 101-mile marker. His 2009 Peterbuilt semi tractor pulling a loaded trailer overturned in the 5 a.m. accident, and 88 head of cattle were released to roam the interstate.
Shortly after the accident, another westbound semi hit one of the freed cows.
Indiana State Police shut down the interstate between 92-mile marker and 105-mile marker to round up the cattle. As of 10:30 a.m., I-64 was still closed.
Forester, along with his co-driver, Dusty Arnold, 36, of Kingsport, Tennessee, were taken to University of Louisville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Farmers from the surrounding area are helping with the cleanup effort by transferring cattle to a separate location where they will be reloaded and sent to their final destination.
The condition of cattle ranged from non-injured, to injured to deceased.
Police are routing I-64 west bound traffic at the Corydon Exit #105, and I-64 east bound traffic at Marengo/Leavenworth Exit #92.
Police are still investigating the crash.