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UPDATE: Officials investigating shooting

Monday, October 31, 2011

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Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton
POLAND -- Officials are still piecing together a shooting, which took place Sunday near the Poland area.

According to Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton, no one has been arrested at this point and no charges have been filed.

"This is still under investigation," Heaton said. "No arrests have been made yet due to conflicting stories."

On Sunday, Heaton said deputies were dispatched at approximately 6:30 p.m., to the Poland area for the incident.

He said shots were fired from a residence off Private Road 375 N., near County Road 700 E. The shots were fired at a vehicle after some sort of altercation.

The altercation took place between parties, all of whom live on the road.

The shooting victim, a male, was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital and later to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

Heaton said it was believed the man was shot in the facial area and said his injuries were not life threatening.

He added another person involved in the altercation, a woman, was later hospitalized at St. Vincent Clay for "non-related health issues."

It is not known what type of weapon was used during the incident. In addition, names of the victims have not been released due to the pending investigation.

While more interviews needed to be conducted Monday, Heaton said he officials planned to meet with Clay County Prosecutor Lee Reberger later in the day

"We still need to interview the gun shot victim," Heaton said. "Right now, we're getting conflicting stories between both parties."


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How can you be detained without being under arrest? Is the United States of America?? Someone is being lied to in Clay County.

-- Posted by Combat VET on Tue, Nov 1, 2011, at 1:15 AM

Roger...someone is detained when police have a reasonable suspicion they were involved in a crime or for questioning about a crime. Someone is arrested when they are charged for breaking the law.

-- Posted by goknights on Tue, Nov 1, 2011, at 7:17 AM

Where does it say that someone had been detained?

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Tue, Nov 1, 2011, at 9:06 AM

In the initial story.

-- Posted by goknights on Tue, Nov 1, 2011, at 10:15 AM

Well I'm concerned with all the shootings going on here and it seems to me some one is sweeping the story under the rug.

-- Posted by Combat VET on Tue, Nov 1, 2011, at 12:18 PM

I reported a shooting in this county and I was ran out of town on a rail for doing so With the assistance of the CCSD, I HAD TO MOVE AND SELL MY HOUSE. And as a 100% disabled Combat Veteran am shocked at the system that I fought for in Iraq is so corrupt.

-- Posted by Combat VET on Tue, Nov 1, 2011, at 12:26 PM

Thanks for serving our country, Roger. I served as well. However, I think our community is a pretty good one and and that law enforcement is doing their best. They go to battle each day. Our problems are not much different than those of other communities, (military included).

-- Posted by goknights on Tue, Nov 1, 2011, at 1:14 PM

Don't get me wrong I love this community and just don't understand how the police here are not held to the standard that is in other parts of this country.GUN CONTROL FOR EXAMPLE. We the people should not be threatened by our neighbors by gunfire.

-- Posted by Combat VET on Tue, Nov 1, 2011, at 1:35 PM

Oh my get off the gun control band wagon. All that does is stop people who live legally and hunt to put food on the table from having guns.All the shootings how many have there been?

-- Posted by kd323 on Wed, Nov 2, 2011, at 2:07 PM

100% disabled Combat Veteran am shocked at the system that I fought for in Iraq is so corrupt.

I served and am a Combat Veteran, but I hope you are jesting about a corrupt system. Every system is corrupt in some form. That being said, they do the best with what they have.

It is not like we are New York or L.A. where fire and police deal with more serious calls in a month than ours deal with in a year. It takes time to gain that type of experiance. Truth is, we just don't see many of those types of calls on a regular basis here.

-- Posted by WickedSpring64 on Wed, Nov 2, 2011, at 4:43 PM

I can't help but laugh at a couple of the comments here. For example:

***I reported a shooting in this county and I was ran out of town on a rail for doing so With the assistance of the CCSD, I HAD TO MOVE AND SELL MY HOUSE.***

Really? You reported someone being shot and were then forced to sell your home and leave town, by our local law enforcement? I seriously doubt this, and wonder why you would not turn around and report the law enforcement.

By the way, it was nice of CCSD to "assist" you in selling your house. I didn't know they were into real estate.

Here is another:

***Well I'm concerned with all the shootings going on here and it seems to me some one is sweeping the story under the rug.***

All of what shootings? Really, I would like to be enlightened on the huge number of shootings in Clay County. I can remember a few, but hardly enough to be considered abnormally high when compared to surrounding communities.

-- Posted by Oldtown on Wed, Nov 2, 2011, at 8:03 PM

A kid here in Stauton was shot recently.Another 16 Y/O was shot in the head in Harmony. And yes I was ran out of town by your ccsd and buy the home owners of sugar ridge estates. They had a no shooting policy in their BYLAWS BUT THAT WAS CHANGED AFTER I WAS ASSULTED BY THE assN PRESIDENT...

-- Posted by Combat VET on Thu, Nov 3, 2011, at 10:34 AM

BTW Indiana is in the United States. NY & LA RESPECT their combat veterans and let then live in Peace. Not here. I paid $65.000 for my home cash and now I had to sell it...I am just mad...

-- Posted by Combat VET on Thu, Nov 3, 2011, at 10:40 AM

I pay property tax where is the Justice?

-- Posted by Combat VET on Thu, Nov 3, 2011, at 10:41 AM

And ole town and wicked why do we hide behind fake names here, Hi my name is Roger and can we have an adult conversation?

-- Posted by Combat VET on Thu, Nov 3, 2011, at 12:18 PM

Because, speaking in a public forum always has a risk to the person, or their family. Anyone who uses their real name assumes that risk; something I am not willing to take on.

-- Posted by Oldtown on Thu, Nov 3, 2011, at 12:58 PM

@OLDTOWN I understand but the 1st amend is our right.What is laughable about man getting thrown out of his house, this is a true story,look it up in cc if you can find it. good luck. Freedom of info act is also not practiced in this county either.

-- Posted by Combat VET on Thu, Nov 3, 2011, at 2:21 PM

And Brent Longs shooting. Shooting threats at my kid. Do you want me to go on ? This is no band wagon this is our kids dying needlessly.

-- Posted by Combat VET on Thu, Nov 3, 2011, at 2:27 PM

Roger if you are 100% disabled. You shouldn't be paying property taxes. And probably be getting your license plates free.

-- Posted by xray on Thu, Nov 3, 2011, at 2:48 PM

Thanks Bob yes I have dav expemtion but I can not use it because I don't live in my house. And my plates cost $40 Vet plates.

-- Posted by Combat VET on Thu, Nov 3, 2011, at 4:24 PM

America is the best place to come from ,but you should not let your kids get shot at in the military if you don't want us to live next door.

-- Posted by Combat VET on Thu, Nov 3, 2011, at 4:28 PM

Roger. you might want to check. I believe that you can use your DAV property tax exemption on any property you own. You don't have to live on it or in it. Call the Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs. go to IN.Gov to get their number.

You also might want to check at your local Auditors office to see if you have credit. For some reason they don't tell us Vets when we have a credit unless WE ask. Any DAV should talk to someone.

-- Posted by xray on Thu, Nov 3, 2011, at 8:36 PM

Thanks Bob

-- Posted by Combat VET on Thu, Nov 3, 2011, at 9:36 PM

NO problem.. Vets help Vets. I am also a DAV.

-- Posted by xray on Thu, Nov 3, 2011, at 10:30 PM

The 2nd admend says that a well regulated militia is to be kept.IE the INDIANA NATIONAL GUARD! And to unluck the arms room door in case of emergency! Not to show the Police evidence to make their case Yea I'll just shoot out his window and alert the police,really. So any one on that road is a target. intended or not.I think this case shows of clear evidence that we need to work toghter and save a childs life. RIP Youth of America.I love my country but I don't want to be shot to death by some nut job either.

-- Posted by Combat VET on Sun, Nov 6, 2011, at 9:24 PM

I can't help but laugh at a couple of the comments here. For example:

***I reported a shooting in this county and I was ran out of town on a rail for doing so With the assistance of the CCSD, I HAD TO MOVE AND SELL MY HOUSE.***

Really? You reported someone being shot and were then forced to sell your home and leave town, by our local law enforcement? I seriously doubt this, and wonder why you would not turn around and report the law enforcement.

By the way, it was nice of CCSD to "assist" you in selling your house. I didn't know they were into real estate.

Here is another:

***Well I'm concerned with all the shootings going on here and it seems to me some one is sweeping the story under the rug.***

All of what shootings? Really, I would like to be enlightened on the huge number of shootings in Clay County. I can remember a few, but hardly enough to be considered abnormally high when compared to surrounding communities.

-- Posted by Oldtown on Wed, Nov 2, 2011, at 8:03 PM Laugh if u want. But it's all true

-- Posted by Combat VET on Mon, Nov 7, 2011, at 12:23 PM

I live in the poland area and cant believe that more people were arrested in the shooting of kent receiver,i feel the police should of took all the people at the restident to jail,this is a unbelieveable we wonder were our teens think its alright to shoot someone,the story told is the side of one man,never the less i pray that justice will be served for Mr receiver.

-- Posted by christine1969 on Wed, Nov 9, 2011, at 3:27 PM

I posted this comment in another article about this incident and am reposting it here with a few added lines:

With respect to METO's comment about driving too fast in another article, I agree with Mrs. Bromagen. I, too, live in the country and the speed limits for PAVED county roads are usually 50 mph unless duely noted. Gravel roads are much lower due to more danger from loss of control of the vehicle AND flying rocks/debris that can cause harm to those close to the road or their property/animals. Plain common sense!!! While Mrs. Bromagen may have "yelled" at the men to slow it down, I don't believe she would have "invited" them onto her property...would you? I don't think so!

With respect to the reporter and the detectives/investigators and their reports/comments, neither bothered to mention that BOTH that were assaulted (Mr. & Mrs Bromagen) are disabled!!! Both have had back surgeries and have screws/rods in their backs as well as many other disabling conditions. It's pretty sad that an approximately 300 lb. man can throw a 116 lb. DISABLED WOMAN around like a rag doll...what a man, more of a punk/sissy if you ask me! While this may not have any "legal" bearing in the investigation, I feel that those that are passing judgement should get a true picture of what the Bromagens were dealing with and the difference in size and physical attributes of those involved.

What happened to the good old fashioned morals, integrity, and respect this country was founded on? A MAN simply doesn't hit a woman! Times change but morals/ethics don't...look it up in the Bible, it's GOD's WORD, which has survived MORE THAN 2000 yrs. and is what our LAWS are based on!

And how do you take down a license plate number when you have a crazy guy spinning circles in your yard, trying to hit you after he's already beat the crap out of you with your bad backs & other disabling conditions, throwing debri up from the spinning tires...I don't think I'd stand very close to the vehicle either and would run for cover. When you have rods and screws in your backs, it makes it difficult to move fast...I know cuz I'm in same situation and seeing a neurosurgeon about it! It's a very serious condition which can cause permanent paralysis. So, you do what you have to do. I don't agree with the constant shooting, but I would do as I know almost everyone would do, what it takes to protect myself AND my family.

Also consider the fact that after a traumatic event like that, who would be in their right mind! Be honest with yourselves!

I wasn't there to witness all this but I know someone who was...GOD! He knows all and everyone involved will face Him first when they die...He will provide the proper and righteous justice for all, even if our legal system happens to fail! Just some food for thought. My prayers are with all involved!

-- Posted by WWJD4U on Thu, Nov 10, 2011, at 10:38 PM


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