MARKLEVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A 73-year-old woman has died after state police say her car struck the side of a semi that was backing up across the eastbound lane of State Road 38 near Markleville.
A state trooper saw the semi stopped in the westbound lane as he was traveling around 6:50 p.m. Saturday and then saw that it was backing up across the eastbound lane into a driveway on the south side of the road, Indiana State Police wrote in a release.
Mylinh Humfleet, 73 of Markleville, was driving eastbound in a Ford Fusion and struck the side of the trailer being pulled by the semi. She was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Anderson but succumbed to her injuries.
David Reeves, 36, was driving the semi and was uninjured.
This investigation is ongoing.
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MADISON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – A man in the small Madison County community of Markleville helped save a life this weekend.
Markleville police say a 67-year-old man was driving on South State Street Saturday before hitting a utility pole.
A woman told officers he was driving straight toward her — but looked like he was having medical issues because his head was down. Police say he ended up crashing into a utility pole.
A neighbor, who happened to be a cardiac nurse, noticed the driver didn’t have a pulse. He started CPR and was able to get his pulse back in less than two minutes.
The man was taken to the hospital. It’s not clear as of Sunday evening what caused his crash.
MARKLEVILLE, Ind. (WISH) – People in Madison County are hoping for a cleanup of their neighbor’s property after a meth bust. Officials already cleared the hazardous chemicals but the suspects were living in deplorable conditions, according to Madison County Sheriff Scott Mellinger.
The property at 4264 East County Road 800 South is littered with vacuum cleaners, a lawn mower, an old truck and piles of other items surrounding the home.
“Our kids say it’s the junk house,” neighbor Jennifer Mozingo said.
Detectives arrested Glendon Sturgill and Melissa Bowman Tuesday night. They’re each facing four charges, including manufacturing meth and maintaining a common nuisance. Sheriff Mellinger said an 18-year-old was also living in the home.
Mozingo said the mess sat outside “the junk home” as long as she can remember.
“It’s a little concerning, knowing we have children and there’s others in the neighborhood that do,” Mozingo said. “Maybe someone can clean the property up now.”
Brad Newman of the Madison County Planning Commission said county workers will inspect the property and if they find a violation, they’ll ask the owners to clean it up. If the owners don’t cooperate, Newman said the county could take them to court.
“I think most of the people around here take pride in their property, and obviously they don’t,” Mozingo said. “I think it affects the neighborhood.”
Sheriff Mellinger said officials found plastic bottles, lithium batteries and pseudoephedrine packaging in the garage. Detectives believe the suspects cooked the drugs for themselves and not to sell meth.
MARKLEVILLE, Ind. (WISH) – Three people are behind bars and more than 30 marijuana plants have been recovered in Madison County. You can see photos of the bust here.
MARKLEVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — Three people are behind bars and more than 30 marijuana plants were found in Madison County.
Following a request by the Department of Child Services, law enforcement responded to the 1700 block of East Gilmore Road in Markleville on Feb. 20.
A search warrant revealed a marijuana grow operation with the plants inside of a detached garage on the property.
Inside of the residence, officers said they found between four and five pounds of packaged marijuana ready for distribution, more than $32,000 in cash, precursors for meth production, more than 1,000 round of ammunition, several guns and protective vests.
A 15-year-old and seven-year-old were also in the residence. Madison County Sheriff Scott Mellinger said the juveniles were cited into juvenile court and turned over to their parents.
Arrested were 42-year-old Brett Bair of Anderson, 42-year-old Robert Piggott of Dayton (Ohio) and 38-year-old Brittney Garrett of Anderson. They face multiple charges including dealing marijuana, dealing meth, dealing a schedule III controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Department, Markleville Police Department and investigators with the Madison County Drug Task Force worked together in this investigation.