COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Fort Wayne man and State Excise officer accused of staging the break-in of an Indiana State Excise Police evidence room in Columbia City had a preliminary plea of not guilty entered in Whitley County Superior Court Monday.
Aaron M. Bishop, 34, charged with theft and official misconduct, appeared in court for his preliminary hearing.
Judge Michael Rush entered the not guilty plea when Bishop said he wished to retain a lawyer to defend him on the charges.
A pre-trial conference was scheduled by Rush for 10:50 a.m. Dec. 28 at the Whitley County Prosecutorâ€™s Office.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” An officer with the Indiana Excise Police was to appear this afternoon before Judge Michael Rush in Whitley Superior Court for an initial hearing on theft and official misconduct charges while the Whitley County Circuit Court prepared for the second go-round of a child abuse and sexual misconduct with a minor trial that ended in a hung jury in August.
Aaron M. Bishop, 34, was arrested last week in connection with an Aug. 4 break-in of the Indiana Excise Police evidence room in Columbia City.
ALBION â€” A Columbia City man was killed and a Churubusco woman was injured in a single-car crash in Noble County Saturday morning.
Logan Templeton, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that occurred at 3:30 a.m. Saturday on County Road 500 South, east of County Road 100 East in Noble County, according to the Noble County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
The passenger in the car, 38-year-old Amber R. Talbot of Churubusco, was flown to Parkview with back injuries.