[The Brazil Times nameplate] Partly Cloudy ~ 27°F  
High: 34°F
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Prosecutor praises tenacity of police

Friday, October 29, 2004

Prosecuting Attorney David Thomas and Indiana State Police Officers Lt. Joe Watts, Det. Troy Stanton and Sgt. Andy Lohrman had a press conference following the sentencing of Brian Martin for the murder of Jack Farris in 1985.

Thomas said the case was almost 20 years old. But due to the tenacity of Officers like Sgt. Lohrman and the thorough and professional efforts of all the police departments, this was an example of how the Cold Case investigation works.

"These combined efforts have kept a repeat murderer off the streets...," Thomas said. "We are safer..."

Sgt. Lohrman said, "It's a big responsibility... I feel like a huge weight has been lifted. It's a great feeling."

The Prosecutor made reference to another Cold Case. The duel murder of Tonya Pickett and Ricky Mustard on Nov. 18, 1988, is still under investigation. Over 100 witnesses have been questioned.

Progress continues Thomas said but the Cold Case Team thinks there are still people out there with pertinent information.

He said citizens can report information on the Pickett, Mustard murder of any other case to the Cold Case Team by calling (812) 448-9999.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration. If you already have an account on this site, enter your username and password below. Otherwise, click here to register.


Password:  (Forgot your password?)

Your comments:
Please be respectful of others and try to stay on topic.