A North Vernon woman, who was on the run for five days after a deadly shooting in Country Squire Lakes last week in which she was an alleged accessory, turned herself in to authorities late Saturday.
Destiny L. Bailey, 25, was arrested just before midnight Saturday and booked into the Jennings County Jail. Bailey was wanted for her involvement in the shooting death of Donavon Booker, 23, of North Vernon on Monday evening. Her arrest warrant was for assisting a criminal, a Level 5 felony.
"We put out a social media blitz last Thursday hoping she would turn herself in, and that's just what she did," said Chief Deputy Dave Turner of the Jennings County Sheriff's Office.
Last Tuesday, police arrested Stephon Moore, 30, of Louisville, who is charged with Booker's murder. Moore is also charged with two counts of attempted murder and is currently being held by the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections awaiting extradition to Jennings County.
Police arrested two others in connection with Booker's death while executing a search warrant in Louisville last Tuesday: Frank Maurise Bailey, 20, of North Vernon, and Fashion L. Ellis, 31, of Louisville.
Free sports physical examinations for Jennings County student-athletes going into grades 6-12 will be offered on Saturday, May 4. The physicals will be given from 8 to 11 a.m. at Jennings County High School.
Rainy and cool conditions did not deter a large crowd from attending the 40th annual Living Way of the Cross last Friday at St. Mary's. Kent Biehle, who portrayed Jesus Christ, is flanked by Ryan Schuck, left, the good thief, and Max Maschino, the bad thief, as they hang on the crosses during the crucifixion scene. More photos will be in this week's issue of the Plain Dealer.-Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer