Dad sentenced to 67½ years for 1-year-old’s murder
GREENFIELD — Matthew Wagoner, who was convicted in late January of his daughter’s murder, was sentenced to 67½ years in the Department of Corrections on Wednesday afternoon in Hancock County Superior Court 1.
Investigators determined Wagoner assaulted his 1-year-old daughter, Zoey, in the hours before her death May 28. The girl suffered fatal blunt-force trauma injuries to the head and abdomen; Wagoner never admitted to harming the girl.
The 67½-year sentence was the maximum sentence Wagoner could serve.
Wagoner won’t be eligible for parole until 2064; he will be 79, Prosecutor Brent Eaton said.
West Michigan shooting suspect grew up in county
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Jason Dalton, the man accused of going on a seven-hour shooting rampage in western Michigan that left six people dead and two people injured Saturday, grew up in Charlottesville and was a student in Eastern Hancock Schools, school officials confirmed.
The 45-year-old suspect attended Eastern Hancock middle school and high school in the 1980s, Principal Dave Pfaff confirmed. Dalton left Hancock County in 1986 prior to his sophomore year.
Dalton was charged Monday afternoon with six counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder, according to The Associated Press.
Police said Dalton, a driver for the Uber ride-hailing app, opened fire outside an apartment complex, a car dealership and a restaurant in Kalamazoo; it appeared he chose his victims at random.
Trucking company Celadon eyes move to Hancock County
HANCOCK COUNTY — A major North American trucking company is scouting a 160-acre site in Hancock County as the potential location of a new corporate headquarters.
Representatives from Celadon Group, an Indianapolis-based company with more than 4,000 employees across North America, presented preliminary plans Tuesday to construct a campus at the intersection of Mt. Comfort Road and West County Road 300N.
The company has run out of room for growth at its current headquarters, just east of Post Road in Indianapolis, 9503 E. 33rd St., and is in the process of deciding where to expand. Joe Weigel, marketing director, said the company is considering several sites for the development throughout central Indiana.