Women found who’ve been accused of withholding kids from dads

By Millicent Martin Emery

A tip led to three Hagerstown women being arrested in Greenfield, Indiana, after police recently accused them of interfering with child custody. Heather Frost, her sister Abby Frost, and their mother, Nancy Frost, have been taken into custody following a tip regarding their whereabouts. They were accompanied by the missing children, Emery Oliver and Lane Frost, who were located safely. Discovery of the family was prompted by a citizen who reported a possible location for the Frosts to Wayne County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, Sept. 13.

RPD investigating shooting, fatal motorcycle crash

Richmond police have been busy investigating a shooting on Monday and a fatal motorcycle accident on Sunday as well as a woman’s death Tuesday morning. Read our story about the death investigation here. 

Shooting

A Richmond man was transferred to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, after being shot Monday evening (Sept. 14). Shortly after 8:30 p.m., Richmond Police Department responded to the 100 block of South 12th Street to a reported shooting. Lesaviour Norris, 30, was located with a gunshot wound to the foot/ankle area.

Woman reports home invasion in Cambridge City

Six area police departments responded to a report of a home invasion in Cambridge City. At about 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, Cambridge City Police Department received a call reporting a home invasion in the 300 block of West Main Street. Upon officers’ arrival, CCPD Chief Richard Roberts spoke to the homeowner, who was a few houses away. The homeowner told Roberts that she heard a noise in the hallway, so she went to investigate.

21-year-old shot in Richmond commercial area; teen arrested

A Richmond teen has been arrested and faces a preliminary charge of attempted murder after a shooting on the city’s far-east side. Shortly before 9:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, second-shift patrol officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Commerce Road near the state line after a report of a shooting. The area is home to some restaurants, recreation spots and visitor lodging near Interstate 70. Officers located Christopher Lambert, 21, of Richmond, with a gunshot wound to the arm and leg.

Arrest made in local woman’s 1986 disappearance

Fayette County Sheriff’s Department announced an arrest Thursday, July 9, in the 1986 disappearance of Denise Pflum from eastern Indiana. Pflum, then 18, disappeared from Connersville on March 28, 1986, but her case remained unsolved. On Thursday, Shawn M. McClung was charged with voluntary manslaughter, a Class B felony, after an investigation led by Sheriff Joey Laughlin and Detective Chad Blaes. The information and probable cause alleges that McClung previously claimed that Pflum was still alive, but has recently admitted that he killed her in March 1986, the sheriff’s department statement said. “No further comments will be made at this time, as the investigation is ongoing regarding the involvement of other parties,” the statement concluded.

Sheriff asks any victims to come forward after man facing child porn charge admits contact with women, girl

Wayne County Sheriff Randy Retter is asking anyone who might be a victim of a man who admitted to police that he touched women in public and rubbed up against a girl in a local store to share their stories. The suspect, James Duane Brooks, 53, was arrested Friday, June 19, after the sheriff’s department executed a search warrant at Brooks Trucking, 5557 U.S. 27 in Richmond, which is also listed as Brooks’ address in jail records. Several items were recovered at the scene Friday morning, including computer equipment and mobile phones. Retter said evidence of child pornography was discovered on a preliminary examination of some of the computer equipment seized during the search. Brooks was inside the building when the search warrant was served and he was later transported to the sheriff’s office.