You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Police and fire

  • Driver in fatal crash allegedly smoked pot
    A Fort Wayne man is accused of having marijuana in his system when he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his car in August, killing his passenger.Nikolas A.
  • Driver’s arm badly injured in collision
    A Columbia City man severely injured his arm Thursday after he crashed into an Indiana Department of Transportation dump truck that turned in front of him, police said.About 8 a.m., Brian C.
  • 2 counts allege sex with teen girl
    A New Haven man is accused of having sex with a teenage girl in November.Derek A. Rhoades, 24, was charged Thursday with two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor.
Advertisement

Roommate charged in strangulation death

Hurley

A Warsaw-area man has been preliminarily charged with murder, accused of strangling his roommate with a cord.

Robert Edward Hurley, 54, has been arrested on the murder charge, according to a statement issued by the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies said they were called to the Hide-Away-Hills mobile home park, 2441 W. County Road 250 South, shortly after 12:45 p.m. Sunday. When they arrived, they found the body of Lionel Dale King, 51, inside, and his roommate, Hurley, was taken into custody, the sheriff’s department said.

The initial call to police came from family members, who said Hurley had contacted them about the death, the statement said.

The official cause of death has not formally been determined, pending an autopsy scheduled this morning in Fort Wayne.

Advertisement