TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A Terre Haute day care owner is behind bars and facing charges of corrupt business influence and conspiracy to commit dealing marijuana.
There are few details at this time but this is what we know.
A parent tells News 10 that she went to drop her child off at Smyles Daycare at 1425 Poplar Street in Terre Haute this morning when police met her at the door, telling her the day care was closed.
The owner of that building is listed as Myra Patterson and she's in the Vigo County Jail facing charges of money laundering two counts of corrupt business influence and conspiracy to commit dealing in marijuana.
According to court documents, two other men were arrested in connection with Patterson's arrest. Those men are Corey Taylor and Dustin Taylor and they are facing the same charges as Patterson.
All three appeared in court Thursday morning and are in jail on $50,000 bond with no 10 percent. They all said that they will be hiring private counsel. Their next scheduled court appearance is August 18.
Law enforcement has not released any information at this hour but we will update you as soon as it becomes available.
Right on cue, Thursday’s early winter storm dumped snow and ice on the Wabash Valley but county highway crews were a step ahead of the weather’s arrival pre-treating the 897 miles of pavement in the county.
A fire has engulfed the First Prairie Creek Church in Vigo County.
A four car accident in eastern Vigo County leaves one person dead.
Workers at a new eatery in Terre Haute are preparing to open.
Otter Creek Township is on its way to getting a new fire station.
Knox County Commissioner Don Halter is ahead of the game when it comes to winter weather preparedness. But the man-power may have a hard time running full throttle. The Knox County highway budget took big cuts in 2013.