Officers from the Starke and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Departments and Winamac and Medaryville Police converged on a residence on U.S. 35 north of Winamac last night in response to multiple calls about a knife-wielding man chasing a woman. The officers wound up at 4755 North U.S. 35 and reportedly found Benton Christopher Howard, 41, in a bedroom with self-inflicted knife wounds. He was arrested on a criminal confinement charge. That incident remains under investigation.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.