A Marion woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison and 10 years of probation Monday after pleading guilty to charges related to child molesting and child pornography.
According to the plea agreement, Mary Alice Hazelwood, 27, of Marion pled guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit child molesting, a Level 1 felony; child exploitation, a Level 4 felony; possession of child pornography, a Level 5 felony; three counts of performing sexual conduct in the presence of a minor, conspiracy to perform sexual conduct in the presence of a minor and neglect of a dependent, Level 6 felonies.
As part of the plea agreement, three counts of Level 1 felony aiding, inducing or causing child molesting were dismissed, court documents state.
According to information filed with the court, Hazelwood conspired with Joshua David Arthur Trimm, 27, of Marion to aid in sexual acts with a juvenile between June 1, 2019 and July 31, 2019. During that time period, Hazelwood also “did knowingly or intentionally present, exhibit, photograph, or create a digitized image of an incident” that included explicit and/or sexual images of a juvenile victim, the information states.
Hazelwood knowingly engaged and/or conspired to engage in sexual acts in the presence of two juvenile victims between June 1 and July 31, 2019 “with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires” of Hazelwood or the juveniles, court documents state. One of the victims was a dependent of Hazelwood’s at the time of the abuse, according to court documents.
Court records state Hazelwood was sentenced to 30 years incarceration for the Level 1 felony with a maximum of 20 years served in prison and the remaining sentence suspended to formal supervised probation. She was sentenced to six years for the Level 4 felony, three years for the Level 5 felony and two years for the Level 6 felonies, all of which will be served concurrently, or at the same time, to the 20 years served for the first charge.
Hazelwood will receive 412 days of jail credit for time served prior to sentencing, according to court records.
When released to probation, Hazelwood is required to complete alcohol and drug assessments and any recommended treatment and register as a sex or violent offender, the plea agreement states. She is to have no contact with the victims unless approved by the Department of Child Services and the court and can have no unsupervised contact with any children under 18.
Trimm is facing charges including three counts of child molesting and one count of conspiracy to commit child molesting, Level 1 felonies; child exploitation and conspiracy to commit sexual misconduct with a minor, Level 4 felonies; possession of child pornography and child solicitation, Level 5 felonies; and three counts of performing sexual conduct in the presence of a minor, conspiracy to commit performing sexual conduct in the presence of a minor and neglect of a dependent, Level 6 felonies. A pretrial conference in Superior Court 1 is scheduled for Dec. 17 at 8:30 a.m. and a jury trial is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2021 at 1 p.m.
There is no break for those recovering from addiction; it is a constant process.
While the need to serve those individuals remains, Grant County nonprofit organization Hope House lost one of its major fundraising events this year when the Voices of Recovery festival was canceled due to COVID-19. This year’s Voices of Recovery event was originally scheduled for this past weekend.
The first few years, the festival helped to get Hope House off the ground, but this year was aimed to raise money to help the program take the next step, according to organization leaders. Hope House opened its first men’s and women’s homes for those with substance abuse issues in March, with another women’s home scheduled to open in October and plans for a second men’s home by the end of the year.
Organizers said there were ideas initially on how to salvage the event including doing the scheduled concerts virtually, but ultimately it was decided the event could not carry on in that capacity.
“So much of what Voices of Recovery is that it is an opportunity to come together to engage with the community and people who are recovering and people who are not recovering come together and know that we are all in this together,” Tia Brewer, director of the women’s house, said.
The event was scheduled in coordination with Indiana Wesleyan University, and last year drew more than 1,200 people. Being able to replace the event likely will not be possible this year, but Hope House is organizing a different event going forward to raise funds in place of Voices of Recovery.
Hope House Halloween will take place Oct. 17 at the 13-24 Drive-In in Wabash, with “The Goonies” and 2018 adaptation of “Halloween” scheduled to screen. Admission to the double feature is free, but Hope House will be gathering donations at the event.
The majority of people who join Hope House have either been incarcerated or have been involved in some form of residential treatment, and the organization is a 12-step based program, meaning the program is faith-based. There are structures and guidelines to the system that residents must meet to ensure they are progressing, and Hope House is partnered with the Bowen Center for treatment providers.
For Shane Beal, one of the co-founders of the organization, being able to see people take steps to getting their lives on track is the most rewarding part of the job.
“The most rewarding part is seeing people change their lives,” Beal said. “Seeing people reunited with their families, seeing people achieve a one year sobriety date, seeing people achieve employment. Really, it’s just seeing people change their lives and being able to have a front row seat to that.”
Brewer said her own experience with addiction and residential programs is translated into her work.
“I get the opportunity to see men and women experience and be given the opportunity to grow and heal like I was when I was in transitional housing myself. That’s part of my history, so I get to give back to them what was given to me,” Brewer said. “And God...saved my life, plain and simple.”
Despite Voices of Recovery’s cancellation, Brewer and Beal said people can still donate to the organization at hopehousemarion.org or through the Grant County Community Foundation.
CONVERSE — Jeff Adamson and Bud Ozmun each left Oak Hill’s football stadium Friday night experiencing conflicting emotions.
Adamson’s Class 2A fifth-ranked Eastbrook team took another step toward defending its Central Indiana Conference title with a 26-7 win over Ozmun’s Golden Eagles. But little about what Adamson and his coaching staff saw from the Panthers was appealing, perhaps only the final score.
“We have guys that are a lot more concerned with things that have nothing to do with winning than listening to their coaches,” Adamson shared. “I was really disappointed. I didn’t think we had much energy. We didn’t execute well.
“There were several times on defense where we had either third or fourth down and should have gotten them off the field and we didn’t,” he added. “We probably had multiple chances in the first half we should have come away with points and didn’t. … It’s just not what we are expecting at all.”
Oak Hill definitely came to battle and challenged the Panthers for 48 minutes in a hard-hitting affair.
But three turnovers and some untimely penalties made the Eagles’ task even tougher.
“At times I really thought we played well. Just too many killer mistakes that hurt us,” Ozmun said. “We played hard. We’re in week four and I’ve got 12 guys on the field, then I’ve got 10 guys on the field. It’s not like that’s new. It’s mental mistakes we’re making against ourselves.
“You cannot go against Eastbrook and give them five yards. At times I though we battled up front. We had some positive things,” he continued. “Understand, Eastbrook makes you do it. I’m not saying Eastbrook won this ball game because we made mistakes. Eastbrook goes and wins a lot ball games because of the way they do things, but we can’t help them. Good teams take advantage of it and that’s what they did all night with the little mistakes we made.”
Oak Hill had the ball first but lost nine yards on the first two plays from scrimmage then had the drive end with Eastbrook’s Justin Starr recovering a fumble at the Eagles’ 12-yard line.
It took the Panthers only three plays to take a 6-0 lead with Alden Miller’s 4-yard run.
Eastbrook forced a three-and-out on Oak Hill’s next possession and were poised to take a two-score lead very quickly.
Braxton Bowser caught a short pass over the middle on second down and turned it into a 63-yard gain. Oak Hill’s Gabe Anderson made a touchdown-saving tackle at the Eagles’ 4-yard line and it gave the home-team’s defense a spark.
Oak Hill dropped Miller for a 3-yard loss on first down, then Bowser lost a yard on second. Eastbrook was called for holding on third down before Lucas Shilts’ 35-yard field goal attempt sailed left of the uprights.
“We addressed that at halftime. We gave up the big play then held them. Two weeks ago we wouldn’t have done that,” Ozmun said. “That’s growth. That’s building on the first few games’ experience and getting better.”
The teams exchanged punts over the next three series before the Panthers extended their advantage on the first play of the second quarter. Isaiah Dalton turned a short pass from Jett Engle into a 48-yard touchdown. The Eagles’ blocked the point-after kick to keep the score at 12-0.
Oak Hill’s offense found some rhythm on its next possession. Quarterback Clay McCorkle scrambled 28-yards to Eastbrook’s 20-yard line on the fourth of 11 plays in the 61-yard drive. The Eagles’ got all the way to the seven-yard line before an illegal block and quarterback sack backed them up to the 24.
On third-and-goal, McCorkle lofted a pass towards Tristen Hayes and the 6-foot-5 tight end made a leaping catch with Eastbrook DB Hayden Raikes in tight coverage and fell into the end zone. Mark Sevier’s PAT pulled Oak Hill within 12-7 with 5:32 remaining in the first half.
Eastbrook’s final possession of the first half yielded its best drive of the game, a 15-play, 80-yard effort that included a pair of holding penalties. It ended with Raikes making his own leaping catch in the back of the end zone on the end of a 14-yard strike from Engle with 1:12 to play. Shilts’ extra point sent Eastbrook to the locker room with a 19-7 lead.
Raikes capped the scoring just five plays and a little over two minutes into the third quarter. He took the pitch on a reverse around the right end and sprinted through the Oak Hill secondary for a 43-yard TD run. Shilts’ kick reached the final, 26-7 margin.
Eastbrook held a 313 to 276 advantage in total yardage while Oak Hill had a the ball nearly seven minutes longer and a 15-14 edge in first downs.
Engle completed 4-of-5 passes, to four different receivers, for 135 yards and two scores. Dalton carried 11 times for 66 yards and Miller ran 15 times for 34 yards for the Panthers.
“I think we had several good plays, but good teams do that consistently,” Adamson said. “We’re not able to do it consistently because our focus isn’t strong enough.
“It’s really frustrating because I thought we came back last week (after a loss to Delta) and had a good, emotional win, an exciting win (at Mississinewa),” he added. “We played a good team tonight. Bud always prepares well for us, we know that. I just think we need the guys to be really focused on what we’re telling them to help them win. I think we’ve got enough talent, but that’s not what’s keeping us from executing.”
McCorkle hit on 11-of-22 passes for 180 yards and a TD to Hayes, but he was also sacked five times. Kyle Turanchick had 11 carries for 45 yards and Blake Fox 14 for 29 for the Eagles. Hayes hauled in six catches for 107 yards, Kian Hite added two grabs for 41 yards and Mason McKinney caught three passes for 32 yards.
“We’re sitting at 1-3 but I believe in these guys and that we can finish strong,” Ozmun said. “If we play a lot more like we did tonight, more consistently, then we can have some success in the second half of the season.”
Oak Hill (1-1 in CIC) goes to Mississinewa (1-3) and Eastbrook (3-1, 2-0 in CIC) hosts Frankton on Friday.
The Giants moved their North Central Conference record to 2-0 with a dominating performance in Anderson on Friday.
Marion held a 434 to 106 advantage in total yardage. The Giants rushed for more than 300 yards and all seven touchdowns.
Khalid Stamps carried 13 times for 180 yards and scored on runs of 15 and eight yards. Cubie Jones had nine rushes and 85 yards with TD runs of eight and 18 yards. Malachi Silmon added eight carries for 70 yards along with eight-, four- and 15-yard scoring runs.
Kyle Coryea was 7-for-7 in extra-point attempts for the Giants.
Marion (2-2) returns home to face Richmond for Homecoming on Friday.
Carson Campbell exploded for over 250 yards of total offense and scored three touchdowns to lead Ole Miss and help first-year coach Kyle Buresh earn his first win Friday in Fairmount.
Landry Rock scored the Indians’ first touchdown and also threw a 31-yard TD pass to Campbell. Andre Sallade made all four of his extra-point attempts and connected on field goals of 25 and 20 yards.
Campbell finished with 184 yards rushing on 11 carries and caught five passes for another 82 yards.
Clayton Powell had a 29-yard touchdown run for the Argylls in the first quarter and Brad Hasty caught an 18-yard TD from Jack Thompson in the fourth.
Mississinewa (1-3, 1-2 in CIC) hosts Oak Hill and Madison-Grant (1-2, 0-2) travels to Blackford on Friday.
Three individuals were injured following a two-vehicle crash on Ind. 9 north of Spencer Avenue Sunday at approximately 12:30 p.m.
According to Indiana State Police (ISP), Senior Trooper Jeremy Perez’s preliminary crash investigation found Jimmicia Drake, 28, of Marion was driving a 1993 Chevrolet Caprice southbound on Ind. 9 near Spencer Avenue. Adam Ethedridge, 36, of Marion was driving a 2009 Harley Davidson FXC motorcycle northbound on Ind. 9 near Spencer Avenue.
Police said Drake attempted to turn eastbound into an alley and pulled into the path of the motorcycle. The motorcycle hit the car in the passenger side, ejecting Ethedridge and his passenger, Ashley Ethedridge, 34, of Marion, from the motorcycle.
Adam and Ashley Ethedridge were both flown from the crash scene to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Adam suffered life-threatening injuries and Ashley suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, ISP stated.
Andre Bass, 43, of Marion, a passenger in the Chevrolet, was also flown from the crash to Lutheran Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, and Drake was transported to a local hospital, treated and released.
According to ISP, the investigation is ongoing, but neither the use of alcohol nor drugs is suspected as being a contributing factor in the crash.
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Monday announced that 755 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at the state laboratory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 106,540 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.
Multiple additional testing facilities have been newly onboarded into the electronic reporting system. This onboarding resulted in the addition of 818 tested individuals and 1,770 tests administered (all negative results) to today’s counts.
A total of 3,215 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of two from the previous day. Another 224 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by the state and occurred over multiple days.
To date, 1,247,293 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 1,238,984 on Sunday. A total of 1,738,305 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to ISDH since Feb. 26.
To find testing sites around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.
The Grant County Economic Growth Council announced the selection of Charity Bailey as senior director for economic development services. The Target Industry Analysis, completed in August 2020, suggests the Growth Council sharpen its vision for the needs of current employers and those potentially investing in the community. The new role is the result of the Growth Council adapting its structure to be even more effective during these changing times.
“Charity’s talent, maturity, drive, and experience best fit our community and the Growth Council’s needs for meeting the challenges facing Grant County,” said Anne Duncan, president of the Growth Council.
Bailey previously worked at the Growth Council from 2014-2017.
Oak Hill senior Hope Mygrant fired an 80 on Saturday at the Marion Elks Country Club to win medalist honors and lead the Golden Eagles to the Grant Four championship.
The Eagles totaled 376 to beat Madison-Grant (390), Mississinewa (394) and Eastbrook (410)
Holly Gillespie finished with 93 for Oak Hill while Bailey Dewitt carded 100, Abby Malott finished with 103 and Savanna Saylor added 117.
Abbie Hostetler shot 92 to finish third overall and lead the Argylls. Allie Hostetler shot 98, Allie Vetor added 99 and Nancy Chapel had 101 for M-G.
Freshman Ashtynn Brubaker led Mississinewa with an 88 to finish second. Maggie LaBarr shot 94, Anabella Pannell had 97, Shaylee Nottingham carded 115 and Emma Miller had 131 for the Indians.
Hayley Jarck led the Panthers with 94, Abbey Cansler ended with 101, Andrea Spurlock had 103, Savannah Goble had 122 and Ella Turney finished with 125.
Madison-Grant earned 3-2 wins over Fort Wayne Blackhawk and Northwestern on Saturday to win the Argyll Invite in Fairmount.
Jackson Manwell (No. 3 singles) along with doubles team of Lance Wilson and Christopher Fox (No. 1) and Clayton Hull and Mason Richards (No. 2) earned straight-set wins over Blackhawk.
Manwell, Nick Evans (No. 1 singles) and Jace Gilman (No. 2) won the Argylls matches against Northwestern.
Madison-Grant (11-2) hosts Marion Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Marion earned a 4-1 win over Muncie Central and a 3-2 decision over host Richmond in a North Central Conference round robin on Saturday.
The two wins assured Marion the NCC East division No. 1 seed for the conference championship matches Saturday in Lafayette.
The Giants were 6-0 at singles positions and Vikram Oddiraju (No. 1), Jack Fauser (No. 2) and Alex Spitzer (No. 3) all earned 6-0, 6-0 wins over Muncie Central. Fauser repeated the 6-0, 6-0 against Richmond while Oddiraju (6-0, 6-3) and Spitzer (6-1, 6-0) breezed to wins over the Red Devils.
Clayton Drook and Ryan Sebastian (No. 2 doubles) won 6-1, 6-2 over Muncie Central.
Marion (10-1) will face either Lafayette Jeff or Kokomo in an NCC tourney semifinal on Saturday.
The Indians swept through all three singles matches for the road win on Saturday.
John Oliver won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1, Ethan Sample won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 and Hayden Rowley won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3.
Mississinewa (11-4) competes in the Homestead Invite on Saturday.
Jeremiah Watts scored two goals while Alex Powell, JD Fagan, Kyle Coryea and Tyson Johnson added one each in the Giants’ home NCC win on Saturday. Fagan added three assists and Coryea handed out two. Malik Smith made 15 saves in goal for Marion.
Marion (4-6) hosts Anderson on Thursday.
Sam Spiegel score four goals, two in each half, to lead the Panthers on Saturday. Joseph Kerton-Johnson also netted two goals in the second half. Eastbrook goalie Tytus Anthony and his defense recorded their third-straight shutout.
Eastbrook (9-1-1) hosts Huntington North on Thursday.
The Class A No. 14 Dragons handed the No. 5 Panthers just their second loss of the season on Saturday.
Eastbrook (5-2-1) hosts Norwell on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
The Giants (1-7) go to Hamilton Heights on Tuesday.
Tegan Phillips scored three goals and had an assists while Carlee Biddle, Kristen Travis and Isabelle Johnson scored a goal apiece for the Eagles on Saturday. Biddle also had three assists and Johnson had one.
Oak Hill (5-5-1) goes to Eastern on Tuesday.
The Argylls won a pair of matches before falling to Pendleton Heights 25-14, 25-12 in the Madison County championship Saturday in Elwood.
Madison-Grant started the day with a 25-13, 20-25, 15-10 win over Lapel. Katie Garringer had 12 kills and Alexis Baney added nine.
Garringer picked up 11 more kills in M-G’s 25-14, 25-21 semifinal win over Alexandria.
Madison-Grant (10-6) hosts Oak Hill on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
The Indians earned a 25-22, 22-25, 15-13 win over Fountain Central then swept North Miami 25-10, 25-17 in the Rossville Invitational on Saturday. Lafayette Central Catholic topped the Indians 25-15, 25-8 and Clinton Central slipped by with a 22-25, 25-23, 15-12 decision.
Mississinewa (13-6) travels to Alexandria on Tuesday for a varsity-only CIC match at 6 p.m.
Alyssa Thompson had eight kills and Julianne Gosnell added four kills last the Golden Eagles topped Delphi 19-25, 25-15, 25-18 for their second win of the season Saturday in a round-robin at Trig-Central.
Tri-Central beat Oak Hill 25-16, 17-25, 25-19 and Northwestern topped the Eagles 25-12, 25-21.
Oak Hill (2-14) hosts Madison-Grant Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Oak Hill raced to an impressive fifth-place team finish with 181 points and finished only behind ranked 5A and 6A programs from Hamilton County.
Fourth-ranked Hamilton Southeastern won the 17-team competition with 30 points to finish in front of No. 5 Noblesville (44), No. 6 Fishers (67), No. 18 Westfield (161), the Golden Eagles and Penn (184).
Sol O’Blenis (16:22) led Oak Hill with a 17th-place run. Owen Jackson (16:30) was 25th and Jacob Winger (16:36) was 32nd to earn top-25 medals in 191-runner race. The Eagles also scored with Landen Biegel (16:53) in 42nd and Lucas Cates (17:29) in 82nd.
Oak Hill scored 203 points to finish seventh of 13 teams Saturday’s race at IWU.
Led by race winner Halle Hall (17:57), No. 4 Hamilton Southeastern won the event with 45 points beating No. 14 Westefield (72), No. 21 Harrison (141), No. 22 Valparaiso (146) and No. 23 Norwell (157).
Kinzie Robey (20:23) finished 31st to lead Oak Hill while Selah Jackson (42nd), Leah Highley (54th), Kate Hornocker (55th) and Sadie Wisner (60th) finished in scoring positions for Oak Hill in the 135-runner event.
Madison-Grant scored 357 points to finish 16th. Culver Acadmies (58), Faith Christian (102) and Woodlan (116) were the top three finishers in the 17-team field.
Emma Ewer was 65th and Lacey Mayfield ended 68th for M-G. Faith Bolden finished 103rd for Mississinewa, though the Indians didn’t record a team score with just three runners competing in the 163-girl race.
Mississinewa (404) finished 16th and Madison-Grant (440) was 20th in the 23-team, 220-runner race.
Sam Bolden (40th) and Jon Alsup (45th) led the Indians while M-G was paced by Chad Harbert (78th), Caleb Ewer (85th) and Kaden Howell (86th).
Marion scored 314 points to finish 14th and Eastbrook also competed but didn’t have enough runners to accumulate a team score on Saturday in the 17-team field.
Eastbrook’s Thane Syswerda (18:48) was the county’s top finisher in 22nd place while Andrew Bryant was 45th for the Panthers.
The Giants were led by Jonathan Reynolds (19:40) in 44th and Matthew Kelley (20:09) in 54th.
Marion (320) finished 10th and Eastbrook also competed but didn’t field a team score in the 14-team race on Saturday.
Eastbrook’s Claire Lakanen (22:42) led area runners with a 23rd-place run. Ellie Hallis was 44th for the Panthers.
Carynna Aguila (23:26) finished 35th to lead the Giants.
Taylor place four runners in the top 20, including a runner-up finish by senior Sarah Harden (17:52), to score 73 points and win the 18-team competition Friday evening.
The Trojans topped Trine (81), Indiana Wesleyan (81), Cornerstone (139) and Huntington (141).
Taylor senior Olivia Schroder (18:39) finished seventh while 2020 Oak Hill grad Mollie Gamble (19:16) ad junior Giovanna Domene (19:16.5) were 18th and 19th for the Trojans.
Juniors Sterling Simek and Christian Magers led IWU by finishing 21st and 22nd in the 179-runner race.
Huntington sophomore Emma Wilson won the race in 17:01. Forester freshman Ireland Dodson, a 2020 Oak Hill grad, finished 67th.
Savannah Hart (Oak Hill, 2018) finished 127th competing for IU-East.
Taylor put all five of its scoring runners in the top 18 to score 63 points and edge Huntington (69) at IWU. The host Wildcats finished fourth with 96 points.
Taylor junior Alex Helmuth (25:06.7) finished a close-second to Huntington’s Haile Stutzman (25:05.1) in the individual race. The Trojans also scored with Luke Rovenstine (10th), Derek Van Prooyen (16th), 2018 Eastbrook-grad Connor White (17th) and Daniel Gerber (18th).
Senior Landon Miller (25:33) finished sixth to lead IWU. The Wildcats also scored with Garrett McKee (15th), Landon Wakeman (19th), Steven Ott (25th) and 2020 Eastbrook grad Ben Neideck (31st). Grant County alums Raffi Fry (49th), Noah Shigley (52nd) and Silas Vermilya (79th) also ran for IWU.
Grace freshman Macallister Cheek (Oak Hill 2020) finished 43rd in the 214-runner field.