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Update: Man turns himself in

Friday, June 11, 2010

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An Illinois man suspected of allegedly holding a former girlfriend against her will with a handgun Thursday morning surrendered to law enforcement officials late Thursday.

Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton confirmed to The Brazil Times Edward Lee Doran, 40, surrendered to detectives at approximately 10:30 p.m.

"Detectives and a family member made contact with (Doran) and talked to him," Heaton said. "He agreed he would turn himself in. They met and he surrendered without incident."

Earlier Thursday, Doran allegedly entered a rural residence in Cory and held a woman and two children against their will while in possession of a handgun.

According to officials, the woman and two children managed to escape out of a back door of the home and hid in a nearby cornfield until law enforcement arrived.

It was initially reported the suspect fled the scene on foot. Members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department and Indiana State Police, along with various other departments participated in an extensive search for the suspect.

However, after further investigation, officials believed Doran left the scene in a white Chevy Trail Blazer with Illinois plates.

Throughout the investigation, ISP provided aerial search.

Following turning himself in, Doran was preliminary charged with residential entry and criminal confinement.

Heaton told The Brazil Times officials suspected Doran never left the county as the search was being conducted.

He added detectives are searching a wooded area near the home for the handgun.

"He gave us a general idea as to where it was," Heaton said, adding it detectives were unable to locate the gun, they would take Doran to the location.

On or about May 29, Doran failed to return while serving a sentence at Vigo County Work Release. He is also a suspect in an alleged rape that took place in Clay County may 28.

Doran is also facing an active felony arrest warrant issued out of Clay County for petition to revoke probation on a previous charge of strangulation from Aug. 16, 2009.

He is currently being held at the Clay County Justice Center without bond due to the active warrant.

Also assisting in the case were Indiana Excise Police and the Knightsville Town Marshal.


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The diary of a loser!!! I guess he likes to scare women, and little children while packing a gun' and strangulating other people. Lets see how long his domination fetish lasts while staying at bubba's house. I hope the victims can rest assured, that this guy is off the streets, and will not be a threat to their lives, especially the kids.

-- Posted by CHISMOSO on Fri, Jun 11, 2010, at 11:25 AM

I know he is off the streets and the families are safe. What your not being told too IS HE TOO IS SAFE!! HE WANTED TO KILL HIMSELF!!!!!!! This is my BROTHER!!! I want everyone out there to know they need to know the facts here before they judge him! This is not the true story being printed here. There is more to this story and it needs to be told by him also! This woman whom he has a baby boy with has toyed with him for over a year and accused him of RAPE now TWICE!!! She recanted her first story and changed it numerous times!!He is in a very unstable state of mind right now! This is not the man we all know. He is a GOOD man! A GOOD FATHER!! A GOOD FRIEND and A GOOD SON AND GOOD BROTHER!! Even his fellow workers and friends will tell you this is not the Edward Doran they know! The victims will tell you this is NOT the Edward they know! Something went wrong! So lets get him the help he needs here and find out whats wrong because throwing him in a cage and doing nothing about his mental and emotional issues is NOT the answers to all this!! GOD PLEASE BE WITH MY BROTHER and MY SYMPATHY AND MANY APOLOGIES FROM ALL OUR FAMILY INCLUDING HIM GOES OUT TO THE VICTIMS!! Amen

-- Posted by blondiesf on Fri, Jun 11, 2010, at 2:09 PM

Yes the families are safe but also My Brother is now Safe too!! What you all are not being told is that HE WANTED TO END HIS OWN LIFE!! He is not stable at this time!! He is not the Edward that his family, friends, co- workers, and yes even his girlfriend, and her family which are the alleged victims here even know anymore. We all including the alleged victims as they have all stated, this is not the Edward we all know. Something is very wrong. Locking him up in a cell and not getting him the help he needs is NOT THE ANSWER HERE PEOPLE!!! My BROTHER needs to seek help to find out what is going on with him. He is a VERY GOOD FATHER, SON, BROTHER, FRIEND, and PERSON in general. Even the people at work release have nothing but good to say about him!! He is not your HARDENED CRIMINAL THAT THEY are trying to make him out to be here!! His so called girlfriend the mother of his infant son one of the alleged victims here cried rape before on him and recanted her story that landed him in trouble in the first place and changed her stories and all, the police and courts are well aware of all of this yet you all dont know all this but we as the family do!! Now here she is AGAIN....crying RAPE!!!! She has a history of playing with men and using these men, I bet she didnt tell the law asked for money from him that night also and he gave it to her did she? No! And shes not going to either!! This woman needs to be looked into, and the affair shes having with a married police officer in Amarillo Texas (Chaz Williams),and how she had to skip out of Texas ,and get back to Indiana ASAP because crap hit the fan there... and her continuous lieng to everyone and manipulating and head games she plays to get her way with men. Theres alot more to the story here and it all needs to come out by my brother Edward. Yes what he did was wrong, but the man needs help...he really needs help. Don't judge everyone by what you read in the paper because if he was as dangerous as this says he was then why wasn't it in the news that he escaped in the first place and that he allegedly raped and allegedly choked this woman and was at large....WHY????????? Yes we the family of Edward are very thankful this is all over with because now we know my brother is not gonna hurt himself!!! Our apologies along with his because he has asked us to relay this to them, for he has tried to do it himself, we are all very sorry that this has all happened to all involved and we are truely greatful it is all ended with no one hurt, but please we the family beg of the justice system out there...to get him the help he needs. Thank you.

-- Posted by blondiesf on Fri, Jun 11, 2010, at 2:49 PM

This story makes me question the value of living myself. Especially considering the sister's input, this world is full of such evil there's no point in trying to live a lawful life here. This county has gone to the dogs and each day I regret moving back here more and more. The people I went to high school with are recovering addicts, single moms and welfare recipients. And yet my parents and their friends cry the blues because no one wants to move back here. It's unfortunate that housing values are so awful here. Those of us who own homes here can't even sell to get out and go where elsewhere. To blondiesf, I truly wish the best for your family and all involved, but the lifestyles of these people make it difficult to find anything but heartache and violence.

-- Posted by LastSanePerson on Fri, Jun 11, 2010, at 6:34 PM

Geez, LSP .. "question the value of living"? Yes, this world has evil in it .. always has, always will .. our forefathers adapted and overcame .. maybe you should try it.

If you regret moving back .. I'm sorry about that. Is Brazil the City of Dreams? Hardly .. will I defend its people and their actions? No, because there are times I wonder what on earth brought my parents to this town .. but we all make the most of our surroundings and TRY every day to see the good in life.

It isn't all bad. Change your attitude and you might enjoy life a little more.

-- Posted by Emmes on Wed, Jun 16, 2010, at 12:03 PM

Love you uncle edward! I really hope you can heal whatever pain you are feeling, and I hope your children will be ok. I wish I was closer.

-- Posted by nv89815 on Thu, Jun 17, 2010, at 7:10 PM


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