OLD TIME NEW ALBANY CRIME: THE POISONING OF CAPTAIN JOHN BOX
Take a deep dive into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Captain John Box in 1880. His farm on the corner of Daisy and Schell Lane in New Albany would later become the site for a murder investigation. Read more.
FLOYD COUNTY PROSECUTOR PROMOTES STIGDON AND BROWN
Floyd County Prosecutor Chris Lane is pleased to announce the promotion of two staff members. Elizabeth Stigdon is now First Felony Prosecutor and Justin Brown has been named Lead Misdemeanor Attorney. Read more.
PROSECUTOR LANE ANNOUNCES SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE TEAM
Floyd County Prosecutor Chris Lane recently announced the establishment of the Floyd County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). The Prosecutor’s office worked in conjunction with Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking to develop the team and all parties are pleased with the progress. Read more.
Floyd Central teacher charged with buying alcohol for student
A Floyd Central High business teacher and former Miss Harvest Homecoming has been charged with a felony after police say she provided alcohol to an underage student during the school’s recent prom. Read more.
No charges in fatal New Albany shooting
Floyd County prosecutors say a woman who fatally shot her boyfriend at a New Albany home Sunday was acting in self-defense and no charges will be filed. Read more.
Prosecutor says despite pandemic, Floyd courts successful in 2020
Despite pandemic-related restrictions for much of 2020, Floyd County courts completed a relatively comparable number of cases to 2018 and 2019, something Prosecutor Chris Lane attributes to partnerships between law enforcement and the judicial system. Read more.
Hoover news conference
New Albany Police Chief Todd Bailey (at podium) and Floyd County Prosecutor Chris Lane at a news conference this morning after Judson Hoover, 50, was charged with the murder of his wife, Rebecca Ruth Hoover. Read more.
New Albany man shot by police charged with attempted murder
NEW ALBANY — A man injured by police gunfire during a domestic dispute in New Albany earlier this month has been charged with multiple felonies, including attempted murder, the Floyd County Prosecutor’s Office announced Friday. Read more.
Sex offender charged in multiple New Albany break-ins
NEW ALBANY — A registered sex offender has been arrested after police say he broke into two homes near his own — one of them multiple times — and stole items including women’s and children’s undergarments. Read more.
UPDATE: Judson Hoover gets max in wife’s New Albany murder
NEW ALBANY — Just over three months after Judson Hoover admitted to killing his wife, Rebecca, at their New Albany home, he was sentenced in court to 65 years — the maximum — for her murder. Read more.