Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)


Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)


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Abuse sentence: 8 years at home

An Evansville man accused of sexual misconduct with a 14-year- old girl was sentenced Friday to eight years of home detention with electronic tracking.

Craig D. Hamilton, 34, pleaded guilty to a single count of sexual misconduct with a minor in January.

Vanderburgh Circuit Court Judge David Kiely warned Hamilton that he must continue paying for his electronic tracking and that he could have no contact with the victim or his sentence would be revoked.

The charge stemmed from a December 2011 incident at Hamilton's house in which the victim told investigators that Hamilton forced himself on her after he had been drinking alcohol.


Body discovered in White River

A body was discovered Friday afternoon in the White River at the site of a missing person investigation that began Dec. 29, when a vehicle occupied by Adam and Kathryn McGill was swept from Indiana 257 at the Pike-Daviess County line into a flooded White River.

Adam McGill was rescued at the time by nearby hunters.

A resident discovered the body at about 1:45 p.m. EST. It was lying on debris near the mouth of a creek that feeds into the White River.

An autopsy was to be performed Saturday at the Vanderburgh County morgue.


Suspect changes lawyers, trial dates

A trial date has been canceled for a man facing an attempted murder charge for what police believe was a gang-related shooting in Downtown Evansville.

Torrance Mimms, 23, was one of two men arrested in connection with the January shooting.

Timothy Rice was shot in the abdomen near Hammerheads Sports Bar & Night Club, 317 Main St., about 2 a.m. Jan. 25, according to an Evansville Police Department report. Rice was admitted to Deaconess Hospital.

Mimms' trial on charges of attempted murder, criminal gang activity and criminal recklessness was to have been later this month because he had requested a speedy trial.

However, he appeared in Vanderburgh County Circuit Court on Friday and informed Judge David Kiely that he was switching defense attorneys. …

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