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Two Elkhart County jail officers face criminal charges, the subject of an FBI raid in Elkhart has previously been convicted of fraud and three more stories to start your day.

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 11:49 p.m.

Two Elkhart County jail officers facing criminal charges

The Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges against two Elkhart County corrections officers following an investigation by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department. A press release from the prosecutor’s office stated that former officer Adrian J. Long was charged with sexual misconduct by service provider with detainee, a Class C felony. The charge was filed through Superior Court 2 and a warrant has been issued for his arrest, according to court documents. Aaron M. Vandekeere is charged with trafficking with an inmate, a Class C felony, and trafficking with an inmate as a Class A misdemeanor.

Subject of Elkhart FBI raid convicted of fraud in past

The chief financial officer of an Elkhart business that was raided by federal agents on Friday, May 9, has previously been imprisoned for bank and wire fraud in the 1990s. James P. LeDonne, 59, of Granger, was listed as the chief financial officer of Paragon Technology LLC in a lawsuit pending in Elkhart Superior Court 1. Dave Crawford, FBI spokesman for northern Indiana, confirmed that the business is being investigated but did not present any further details. Agents with the FBI and U.S. Postal Inspector Police removed around 100 boxes of documents from the business at the northwest corner of Dexter Drive and C.R. 6.

Columbine locks for Elkhart classrooms are a priority with referendum money

The Elkhart Community Schools now has $47 million after the public voted for two referendums in the primary election on May 6. The school board discussed what projects should come first at a meeting Tuesday evening, May 13. Shawn Hannon, spokesperson for Elkhart schools, said one of the schools’ first projects will be new security locks and the installation of an upgraded PA system for Central and Memorial.

Goshen College unveils new athletic logo

Goshen College officials revealed the new athletic logo Tuesday, May 13, at a ceremony at the Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center. The Maple Leafs Athletic Club, which supports Goshen College athletics, paid for the new logo. Mongoose Graphics of Denver designed more than 1,000 Gs and leaves for the new concept. Mongoose is donating more than half its fees back for the college to be used as scholarships.

Suspect turns himself in 6 days after 1st Source Bank robbery in Elkhart

The second suspect in a 1st Source Bank robbery in Elkhart turned himself in to the police Monday, May 12. Steven Alexander Bonds Jr., 21, of Elkhart, was arrested on preliminary charge of robbery and booked at the Elkhart County Jail. Another suspect in the robbery, Antwan Hasson Horton, 18, was arrested Thursday. Police are still searching for the third suspect, 24-year-old Andrew Gardner of Elkhart.


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