Madison Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Juveniles arrested in 5 Madison burglaries

    7 hrs ago | via The Madison Courier 

    Officers first learned of a burglary in the 600 block of West Fifth Street on Jan. 29. Police learned during the investigation that someone had gained access into a garage through a broken window and taken three chainsaws and fishing equipment, a release said. Two days later, Indiana State Police troopers conducted another burglary investigation in the 600 block of West Fifth Street.

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  • Three arrested after fight at gas station

    Friday Feb 5 | via The Madison Courier 

    Madison police arrested three men Wednesday after responding to reports of a fight in the parking lot of a downtown gas station. Police responded to the Circle K gas station on Second Street around 5:15 p.m. and were advised that three suspects left the scene in a car, a probable cause affidavit said.

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  • $50,000 bond set in alleged battery, kidnapping

    Friday Feb 5 | via The Madison Courier 

    A Madison man remains behind bars on a $50,000 cash-only bond after being charged Thursday with 11 criminal counts stemming from an alleged incident involving burglary, domestic battery and kidnapping. Corey Dean Stewart, 29, faces a Level 1 felony count of burglary resulting in serious bodily injury, a Level 3 felony count of kidnapping, Level 5 felony charges of battery resulting in bodily injury to a pregnant woman and two counts of battery resulting in serious bodily injury, Level 6 felony counts of strangulation, intimidation and domestic battery, as well as misdemeanor charges of domestic battery and two counts of battery resulting in bodily injury.

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  • Probation for Driver in Hit-and-Run

    Thursday Feb 4 | via The Madison Courier 

    During a court hearing Wednesday, a Madison man admitted to failing to return to the scene of a June 2014 accident on Wilson Avenue that resulted in serious bodily injuries to Tina Harrod. Gabriel Banuelos, 20, pleaded guilty to failure to return to the scene of an accident resulting in serious bodily injury, a Class D felony.

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  • Altered plate leads to traffic stop, drug arrest

    Tuesday Feb 2 | via The Madison Courier 

    Indiana State Police arrested a Madison man Sunday afternoon on drug charges after a trooper noticed an altered temporary license plate on a vehicle. Anthony W. Hensley, 25, faces a Level 6 felony count of possession of methamphetamine as well as misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.

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  • STATE v. HANCOCK

    Friday Jan 22 | via FindLaw 

    Gregory F. Zoeller, Attorney General of Indiana, Eric P. Babbs, Deputy Attorney General, Indianapolis, IN, Attorneys for Appellant. James C. Spencer, Dattilo Law Office, Madison, IN, Attorney for Appellee.

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  • Victim of Palmyra double shooting dies, upgraded cha...

    Friday Jan 15 | via WLKY-TV Louisville 

    Charges will be amended after a double shooting in Palmyra turned deadly. Ralph Thomas, 42, died early Friday morning at University Hospital.

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  • Suspects in Palmyra double shooting arrested

    Thursday Jan 14 | via WDRB-TV Louisville 

    Louisville Metro Police say the two are suspected in recent burglaries and other crimes and it's likely they've gotten away with thousands of dollars so far. Louisville Metro Police say the two are suspected in recent burglaries and other crimes and it's likely they've gotten away with thousands of dollars so far.

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Madison Law

I need a modification to reduce a felony to a misdemeanor. Can I get a form to do this myself to save an attorney fee?
I was convicted of 2 DUI's within a 5 year period, which is a felony in my state. The judge said after my 18 month probation and community service was complete and all fees paid, I could petition the court to reduce the felony to a misdemeanor. I have completed the terms of the judgment, but do not have $250.00 to pay an attorney to write a modification. The attorney that represented me for the conviction 18 months ago, said he would do this for $100.00. Now he says he doesn't recall saying that and wants $250.00. I am working full time and trying to get a lot of old debt paid. I just can't afford this right now but desperately want the felony off my record. I have been sober for almost 2 years now!!! Thank you.
It is not recommended, but you can certainly try. If the reduction was included in the plea agreement and you have...
What is the difference between dismissal and discharge in Indiana, particularly in a criminal DUI case?
About four years ago I got a DUI in Indiana. The prosecutor offered me a deal where the charge 'went away' after I completed some requirements (classes, probation, etc). I am currently about to deal with a DUI in Colorado. Looking at my charge from indiana, I'm not sure that it did... I can't find it in mycourts.in.gov odyssey search, but I was able to find it through the county courts website and purchase a copy of my case. It ends with: "2013-11-19 COMES NOW PROBATION (HI) AND FILES DISCHARGE. " Is that better / worse than dismissal for what I am facing? Will this be viewed as a second DUI in Colorado?
I suggest you repost this with Colorado as your location. You will need a Colorado attorney to tell you how the...
Dui to reckless
Hi I got arrested for a dui and it got reduced to reckless driving class c misdemeanor in Indiana . What are the consequences for the immigration when I come back ? How long does it stay on my record. .
Any criminal conviction in the State of Indiana becomes a permanent part of your criminal history and never goes away....
Convicted of OVI in Ohio, live in Indiana. Is Ohio wrong in asking for reinstatement fee?
My boyfriend was convicted of an OVI in Ohio(we live in Indiana), he plead guilty and got a 6 month license suspension, among other things. A couple months later Ohio sent him a letter telling him to send in his driver's license, proof of insurance and a reinstatement fee of $475. I looked online and it says Ohio cannot take out of state licenses, it's up to the home state. Is Ohio mistaken in asking for this? Does he owe them a reinstatement fee since he doesn't have an Ohio driver's license? Indiana has not sent him anything asking for a reinstatement fee or even saying that his license is suspended. He went through a Driver Safety Program required by the Indiana BMV and that plus the OVI are on his driver record, but his driver record doesn't even say he has a suspension. I'm not sure what to do, he wants to call a lawyer, but I feel that's too drastic. If Ohio is mistaken should we just call the BMV they're telling him to send his license to and explain he's not a resident? And why would his driving record not have the driving suspension on it, does it mean he's not suspended in Indiana?
Seems like you've been sent a form letter. No, it doesn't apply to him.
Am I eligible for any kind of restricted license and if yes, what do I need to file? My lawyer hasn't replied to any of my calls
I was convicted on my 3rd DUI, due to the length of time it had been since my last DUI it was a class A misdemeanor. I lost my license for 2 years due to refusal of breathalyzer and an additional 6 months for my charge. This happened in June of 2014.
My best advice, if your attorney won't return your calls, look for another local attorney to assist you.
Does prescription narcotics in a urine test constitute DUI, without a blood test to determine what's in your system & how much?
I have retained counsel, but haven't had a face-to-face yet. I'm a disabled vet & have been on the same narc prescriptions for 26 yrs. I drove to assist a friend (hadn't been out of my home in 4 days - flu) & when reversing, suddenly felt dizzy. Immediately pulled into a parking spot in a parking lot. Turned off vehicle, but was listening to radio with windows down. Police arrived (claimed someone called about person in vehicle). I told officer I felt dizzy, almost like having a stroke. Police proceeded to accuse me of being drunk, FST & breath test - 0.00. They then took me for a urine drug test at Hosp. Minutes after providing sample, was told I was under arrest for DUI for medication. I felt I had nothing to hide, so I went along with tests, but they told me that refusal to do tests was legal admission of guilt. I did not have any medications or bottles with me. The officers offered no concern for my health, but kept telling me I was drunk or high. I have no criminal history, except speeding tickets. Does simply having prescription med in my urine justify DUI charge? No blood sample was taken.
Because you have retained counsel, you need to discuss your matter with said attorney. Good luck.
How long does the state have to submit known evidence to the court and still be admissable at trial ?
I am currently in the process of fighting an O.W.I. and I didnt take a PBT nor field sobriety tests so they took my blood via warrant . this was 7 months ago . The state filed the discovery and my blood test results was not inculded nor was there any mention of them in any part of the discovery , so me and my atty. asked for them after 6 months of delay they finally provided .
It is not unusual for the State lab to take months to turn around test results and this does not make them inadmissible.