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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 cars hit in multi-county chase According to Middlebury police, officer Gary Smith attempted to locate a silver Saturn leaving McDonald’s on Ind. 13, near U.S. 20 in Middlebury at 11:30 p.m. Monday. Jonathan Gaby, 31, Middlebury, the driver of the Saturn was reported to be allegedly intoxicated.

    August 20, 2014

  • Goshen crash injures driver A two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 33 and Ind. 4 injured one driver, according to Goshen police reports. Shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday, a 2009 Nissan Cube driven by Emily N. Lee, 18, was northbound on U.S. 33 near

    August 17, 2014

  • Goshen woman guilty of stealing government property Crystal Riggs, 48, Goshen, pled guilty to felony theft of government property in federal court in South Bend. The magistrate judge is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea. Parties have 14 days in which to object to the

    August 15, 2014

  • NWS GN140815 apartment fire Suspicious bottle found at Concord High School According to Elkhart County Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Bradberry, police responded to Concord High School, 59117 Minuteman Way, Elkhart, Wednesday at 6:51 p.m. to a suspicious bottle that was found on the south side of the high school.

    August 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Man pleads guilty to assault with knife Andrew Adkins, 26, Goshen, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of battery by means of a deadly weapon, a Class C felony. According to a statement from the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office, Adkins was scheduled for trial Tuesday in Elkhart Superio

    August 14, 2014

  • One killed, one hurt in separate wrecks One person was killed and another badly injured in two unrelated crashes in Elkhart and Noble counties over the weekend.

    August 10, 2014

  • Gn140808 nicholas rushlow mug CIRCUIT COURT: Elkhart's Rushlow sentenced to 58 years for attempted murder GOSHEN — An Elkhart man was sentenced to 58 years in prison after a jury convicted him of attempted murder last month. Nicholas A. Rushlow, 32, Elkhart, was charged with felony attempted murder and felony criminal recklessness when his case went to t

    August 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140807 Mishler funeral home break in Aug 5th.jpg Police: Warsaw man broke into funeral home for children's DVDs

    A Warsaw man was arrested after police said they found him crawling out of a broken window at Mishler Funeral Home in Milford Tuesday morning.

    August 6, 2014 2 Photos

  • GN140802 Vehicle fire Fiery crash reported near Topeka

    LaGrange County 911 dispatchers received a call at 2:50 p.m. Thursday of a two-vehicle crash at 6765 W. 300 South near Topeka stating the vehicles were on fire.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Burglary suspect arrested within minutes Officers with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department apprehended a burglary suspect Wednesday morning, just north of Leesburg, within 12 minutes of the crime.

    July 31, 2014

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