A Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy investigating the theft of copper wire from an Argos business Thursday evening reportedly found an active meth lab in a motel room. An employee of Quality Setters Inc. in Argos called the sheriff’s department to report seeing employee Thomas Howell taking quite a bit of copper wire from several buildings on the property. Howell was reportedly staying in room 126 of the Red Rock Inn. When officers showed up there to investigate, they reportedly found Howell, Dawn Miller, Todd Kring and an active methamphetamine lab. All three were arrested on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine. Howell is also charged with theft and intimidation stemming from the earlier theft at Quality Setters.
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.