On the morning of December 14, 2018, the Indiana State Police along with all Wayne County area police agencies responded to a report of an armed teen possibly going to Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond to commit an act of violence.
Dispatchers notified the school and area police. Richmond Police Officers arrived at the school as the teen suspect shot out the glass in a side door and entered the building.
Officers from several agencies gave chase, and when the teen suspect was surrounded by police in a stairwell he made the unfortunate decision to take his own life. The Indiana State Police was asked to be the lead agency in the investigation. The initial investigation was completed and turned into the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office in mid-January, 2019. A supplemental investigation was completed and submitted in September at the prosecutor’s request.
After an extensive review of all the facts, Wayne County Prosecutor Mike Shipman late Friday, October 11, requested a Felony warrant for the arrest of Mary York, age 43 of Winchester, the mother of the deceased teen shooter.
Today (October 15) Mary York turned herself in at the Wayne County Jail to face charges on a warrant that charges her with one count of Level 5 Felony Dangerous Control of a Child, five counts of Level 6 Felony Neglect of a Dependent, as well as one misdemeanor count of Criminal Recklessness.
This afternoon she was booked in to the Wayne County Jail.