assists in arrest of Harrison County shooting suspects"
Madison Police assisted
in the arrest Thursday of suspects in a shooting.
On January 14 the Madison Police Department was contacted by
the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, requesting assistance
with locating three suspects who were wanted for questioning
in a double shooting. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department
had information the suspects were in an apartment in Presidential
Estates in Madison. It was further relayed the suspects were
to be considered armed and dangerous and were in possession of
a sawed-off shotgun and a handgun.
After a lengthy surveillance investigation, it was learned two
of the suspects were in a vehicle in the area. Officers observed
the suspect vehicle pull into a parking space in the Walmart
Officers of the Madison Police Department and the Jefferson County
Sheriff’s Department were able to pin the vehicle in. A
female subject, later identified as Tara Dawn Snawder Vanwinkle
of DePauw, was apprehended immediately. A male subject, later
identified as Travis Dean Fentress of Corydon, fled the area
on foot. After a pursuit on foot and the deployment of a TASER,
Fentress was taken into custody.
Warrants were confirmed for Vanwinkle and Fentress, and both
were transported to the Jefferson County Jail without further
incident. Local charges have not been filed at this time.
The vehicle was determined to be stolen and was towed from the
scene. Indiana State Police Crime Scene technicians were contacted
to process the vehicle. No weapons were located.
of Commerce director resigns"
A local organization is announcing a change in
The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday that
they have accepted the resignation of Executive Director Trevor
Crafton, effective January 22. Crafton served on the board
of directors from 2010 to 2012 before being named the Executive
Director in November 2012. He has served in his role as Executive
Director for the Chamber for more than three years.
The Board of Directors has named Lindsay Bloos as the new Executive
Director. Bloos has been with the Chamber since 2013, and has
served as both the Finance and Marketing Manager. In a release,
Bloos says she has thoroughly enjoyed working with Crafton at
the Chamber, and is excited for this new challenge, and eager
to serve the members of the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce
and the community.
In his statement, Chamber Board President Dan Wright of FPBH,
Inc. stated that Crafton has done a fantastic job leading the
Chamber over the last three years, but his best show of leadership
is exhibited in his choice and preparation of his successor,
raffle available for Habitat for Humanity fundraiser"
Tickets are on sale for the Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity’s annual
dinner auction. The dinner will be held Saturday, January 23rd at The Old Market
on Main. Tickets are $35 per person, or tables are available for purchases
for parties of eight or 10.
Tickets are also available for the annual 50/50 raffle, which features a minimum
jackpot of $2000. Half of the jackpot will go to the winner, with the other half
going to the local Habitat for Humanity charity. This year, tickets are available
city-wide for all to purchase, and you do not have to be at the auction to win.
Tickets are available for purchase at all Jefferson County MainSource Bank branches,
the main branch of River Valley Financial Bank, the Madison Courier’s office
at 310 Courier Square, and the Habitat ReStore at 931 Lanier Drive. Tickets are
1 for $5 or 3 for $10. The winning ticket will be drawn the night of the auction.
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