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March 15, 2014

Man convicted for trying to light wife on fire

A jury convicted an Elkhart man who attempted to light his wife on fire Thursday.

Larry Haines Sr., 47, Elkhart was convicted in four of five counts charged against him in Elkhart Superior Court 2. The charges consisted of two counts felony burglary, attempted arson, intimidations with a deadly weapon and battery with a deadly weapon. The charges were from an incident May 16, 2013, when Haines broke into the Best Avenue trailer home of his wife, whom he has been separated since 2009.

At the trial, Jeanie Haines testified that her estranged husband kicked in her door, spraying lighter fluid throughout her trailer and attempting to click the switch of a hand-held propane torch. Her cornered her in her bedroom and dousing her body and nightgown with the same lighter fluid. While he clicked the torch, she observed sparks coming from the end of it and heard him say, “See how easy it is for me to kill you.” She says she managed to break free from Haines and ran out the trailer to see assistance from available neighbors, who were not home at the time. She continued to run across Mishawaka Road to a friend on Woodrow Street who call 9-1-1.

The sentence hearing for Haines is scheduled for April 14 at 8:30 a.m. and based on the charges, he faces a sentence up to 108 years in prison.

Elkhart man shot

Elkhart police were called to a fight at 290 W. Hively at 9 p.m. Thursday. A caller said a gun shot was heard. Upon arrival, police found Tyrone Robert Morris, 25, Elkhart with an injury consistent with a gunshot wound. The wound is not life threatening and Morris is being treated at South Bend Memorial Hospital. The case remains under investigation.

Theft/burglary reports

• Jamie Smith of Middlebury told Elkhart County police Wednesday about receiving a collection notice for cable television service she did not authorize. The incident occurred sometime Feb. 15.

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  • Police news for July 27, 2014 Drug-related arrestsA Middlebury man was arrested Friday morning on two drug-related charges and driving with a suspended license. According to Goshen police, Martin Brown, 26, was stopped at 6:10 a.m. for failing to signal within 200 feet of a turn

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  • Elkhart man arrested after hitting utility pole A 2007 Lincoln MKZ driven by Robert Maxey, 25, Elkhart, was eastbound on C.R. 4, east of C.R. 5 near Elkhart. According to Elkhart County police, the vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a utility pole at 12:27 a.m. Friday. Maxey was transported to

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  • Abandoned animals removed from home Goshen police and Humane Society of Elkhart County officer Dan Scott were called to 416 N. Eighth Street in Goshen Thursday afternoon for abandoned animals in the unoccupied residence.

    July 25, 2014

  • Red D Mart armed robbery New Paris Police ask for public's help in identifying would-be robber

    Elkhart County police have released still photos captured from video of the man who attempted to hold up Red D Mart gas station, 68310 Ind. 15, New Paris, on Saturday, July 19.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

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    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Suspicious blinking package with battery pack causes police to evacuate business area

    A package with a battery pack and a blinking red light found on the desk of an employee at MSC, 28551 Laura Court, Elkhart, caused police and firefighters to evacuate the area this morning.
    The package turned out to be a GPS tracking device and not a bomb.

    July 22, 2014

  • Cat beaten to death in burglary

    A house cat was found beaten to death following a burglary at a home in Howe Sunday.

    July 21, 2014

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    A fiery crash in North Webster left a Pennsylvania man dead and two others critically injured at 3:21 p.m. Sunday on Ind. 13, near Esterbrook Drive.

    July 21, 2014 4 Photos

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