Below are the felony cases to be filed by the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office today.Calvin Johnson: Theft (Level 6 Felony)Jose Ruben Garcia: Domestic battery (Level 6 Felony)Lakeisha Anna Joseph: Domestic battery (Level 6 Felony)Judy Rainey Saylor: Residential entry (Level 6 Felony), Domestic battery (Class A misdemeanor), Theft (Class A misdemeanor), Criminal mischief (Class B misdemeanor), Criminal mischief (Class B misdemeanor)Logan T. Scott: Unlawful possession of syringe (Level 6 Felony), Theft (Class A misdemeanor)Tamiko N. Beste: Resisting law enforcement (Level 6 Felony), Auto theft (Level 6 Felony)Quincy Parnell Moss: Intimidation (Level 6 Felony), Intimidation (Level 6 Felony), Criminal trespass (Class A misdemeanor), Resisting law enforcement (Class A misdemeanor)Dylan Michael Stepro: Intimidation (Level 5 Felony), Intimidation (Level 5 Felony), Strangulation (Level 6 Felony), Strangulation (Level 6 Felony), Domestic battery (Level 6 Felony)Timothy Lee Elrod: Strangulation (Level 6 Felony)Joshua Brady Herndon: Operating a vehicle while intoxicated (Level 6 Felony)Harley Post: Strangulation (Level 6 Felony), Intimidation (Level 6 Felony), Domestic battery (Class A misdemeanor)Cherice Monae Cobb: Battery by means of a deadly weapon (Level 5 Felony), Criminal recklessness (Level 6 Felony)Lynette Rae Berry: Possession of methamphetamine (Level 5 Felony), Theft (Level 6 Felony), Resisting law enforcement (Class A misdemeanor)Brandon Keith Rexing: Possession of methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony), Unlawful possession of syringe (Level 6 Felony)Mark Allen Bellomy Jr.: Possession of methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony)Cole Edward Schriber: Dealing in methamphetamine (Level 2 Felony)Willie James Land Jr.: Dealing in a schedule I controlled substance (Level 2 Felony), Possession of a narcotic drug (Level 6 Felony), Dealing in methamphetamine (Level 2 Felony)Dalarrius Tyquon Jackson: MurderAngela Marie Happe: Dealing in methamphetamine (Level 5 Felony), Unlawful possession of syringe (Level 6 Felony), Maintaining a common nuisance – controlled substances (Level 6 Felony), Possession of marijuana (Class B misdemeanor)Joshua Shane Curtis: Possession of methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony), Possession of a controlled substance (Class A misdemeanor)James Anthony Hart: Domestic battery on a person less than 14 years old (Level 6 Felony)FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
DEED RESTRICTIONS ON CRAWLSPACES:Because so many, homes were being elevated after Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Ocean City passed an ordinance requiring sellers to create deed restrictions reminding buyers that ground-level crawlspaces cannot be used as habitable space. But council on Sept. 10 passed the first reading of an ordinance that would to remove the requirement for deed restrictions (but keep the use restriction). The deed restriction requirement was “onerous and really not necessary,” City Solicitor Dottie McCrosson said at the time. It added time and expense to home sales, even though the use is still subject to enforcement by the zoning office.Council will consider the second reading of the ordinance change after a public hearing at the meeting on Thursday. The Planning Board has deemed the amendment consistent with the city’s Master Plan, but the Zoning Board submitted this letter of objection:Dear City Council members,The Oeean City Zoning Board of Adjustment strongly disagrees with the ordinance change which eliminates the requirement for deed restrictions for ground-level crawlspaces. The aftermath of Superstorm Sandy has resulted in higher under-home ground level spaces with heights of 7 feet and above, which can easily be converted to habitable space.We have observed that the current Sandy recovery building and renovation boom has brought many offshore and, indeed, out-of-state contractors into the city, many of whom are unfamiliar with zoning and permitting requirements. As a result, we have seen post-construciion variance applications for work already completed which does not meet code. It is likely that the city is capturing only a small percentage of these actual violations. We see no “upside” to the city’s planning and zoning requirements to the implementation of this change and view it as the removal of an impediment to non-conforming alterations.We realize that deed restrictions may not prevent current homeowners from illegally converting these spaces; however, it is felt that the restrictions represent an emphasis on the illegality of these conversion and protect future buyers from purchasing a non-compliant property. These deed restrictions are not cumbersome to file, as the Zoning Office has pre-printed forms which can easily be registered and filed.Again, we strongly urge that City Council reconsider the passing of this ordinance cbange as we feel that it will result in an increase in non-conforming habitable space conversions.Thank you for your time and consideration.James HouckChairperson Ocean City Zoning BoardALLEY IMPROVEMENTS: Council will vote on going out to bid for milling and repaving the following alleys:Wesley/Ocean: 1st to 2nd streetsAsbury/Central: 3rd to 4th streetsWest/Asbury: 10th to 11th streetsAsbury/Central: 54th to 55th streetsAsbury/Central: 55th to 56th streetsHEALTHY LIVING COUNCIL: Council will vote on the second reading of an ordinance changing the name of the Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and Sports to the Ocean City Healthy Living Advisory Council.SAND HAULING: Council will vote on seeking bids from companies that can haul sand from the beach south of the Ocean City-Longport Bridge to any area of beach that needs emergency repair.UNDERGROUND FUEL TANK REMEDIATION: Council will vote on a professional services contract with the engineering firm Adams, Rehmann and Heggan to design plans and specifications to remediate underground fuel tanks at the city’s Fleet Maintenance Building on the 1100 block of Haven Avenue.NORTH END PUMPING STATION: Council will vote on awarding at $118,400 contract to Paulus, Sokolowski and Sarto for additional design services for the North End Pumping Station that will be designed to relieve flooding between 2nd Street and 8th Street from West Avenue to the bay.LIFE SAVING STATION: Council will vote to seek bidders qualified to perform work on the final stage of restoration for the historic Life Saving Station at Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue in Ocean City. Read more: Rescue of Ocean City’s Life Saving Station Nears Completion. For complete documentation on all agenda items see the Agenda Packet. City Hall in Ocean CityCity Council meets at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 22) at City Hall and will consider a ban on the use of drones in Ocean City.Council has a full agenda, and here are some items that may be of special interest:
The victory extends the Ladyjack’s winning streak to 27 matches, continuing the longest active streak in NCAA Division I volleyball. SFA prevailed after falling behind 4-1 in the opening three sets. Danae Daron registered a team-high 15 kills on 31 attacks for a .452 hitting percentage. NATCHITOCHES, La. – No. 1 seed Stephen F. Austin marched to a 3-1 victory over No. 8 seed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in game one of the 2018 Southland Conference Tournament at Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches, La. Each squad boasted a player with a triple-double performance as SFA’s Ann Hollas (10 kills, 10 digs, 20 assists) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Madison Green (10 kills, 14 digs and 44 assists) accomplished the feat. Box Score | Photo Gallery | 2018 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament Homepage The Islander’s Julia Carter tabbed a match-high 20 kills on 33 attacks for a .606 hitting percentage. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi was unable to overcome Stephen F. Austin’s presence at the net as SFA held a 10-2 block advantage over the Islanders. Set OneTexas A&M-Corpus Christi jumped to an early 5-1 lead over the Ladyjacks to open up the match. Stephen F. Austin stormed back with a 9-2 run in order to take an 11-8 advantage. SFA extended their lead to 17-14 following a kill from Hollas that forced an Islanders timeout. After returning to action, Stephen F. Austin proved to be too much and eventually closed the opening set 25-21 following an Islander ball handling error. Set TwoThe Islanders began set two with another 5-1 run that once again stunned the Ladyjack squad. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi continued their efforts and managed keep the SFA offense at bay until the middle of the set when Anyia Williams blasted a kill for Stephen F. Austin that leveled the score at 14-14. On the next possession, SFA’s Coleman set a ball for Mckenzie Brewer who placed a shot between Islander defenders that gave Stephen F. Austin their first lead of the set at 15-14. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi held strong and regained their advantage at 23-22 following a kill from Julia Carter. A timeout then led to consecutive points from the Islanders who went ahead 25-24. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi continued their success and closed the set on top with a 29-27 victory following six kills from Carter. Set FourStephen F. Austin learned from the first three sets and wasted no time racing to a 12-4 advantage at the beginning of game four. Danae Daron’s fifth block of the afternoon proved to be the exclamation mark for the Ladyjacks who cruised to a 25-14 fourth set victory. Set ThreeOnce again, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi found an early rhythm and streaked out to a 4-1 advantage. Stephen F. Austin retaliated with a 6-2 scoring run that placed the Ladyjacks ahead 7-6 early on in the set. The teams proceeded to trade leads until an Islander attack error pushed SFA ahead 15-14. SFA’s Hollas then tallied her ninth kill of the match that placed the Ladyjacks on top 18-14. Though the Islanders managed to tie the game at 23-23, Coleman dealt an ace for Stephen F. Austin that finished the set at 25-23. Stephen F. Austin awaits the winner of No. 4 Abilene Christian vs. No. 5 Houston Baptist in the first semifinal Saturday at 12 a.m. on the Southland Digital Network.