(4-18-23) Keith E. Rodarmel Sr (57) of Hartford City was arrested on Thursday after a local woman said he had sexually assaulted her. On Friday, he was charged with a Level 3 felony that carries up to 16 years in prison.

Rodarmel denied the allegations, but said he had most recently ingested meth a day earlier.

According to the officer’s report—

“Keith would also state that he has been using methamphetamine for 40 years. He is in complete control of himself when he is high.”

In January, Rodarmel was convicted of battery and invasion of privacy in a separate Blackford County Superior Court cases.

In Ridgeville Travis D. Stocker (18) was charged last week with two counts of possession of child pornography.

Stocker is charged with two Level 6 felonies in Randolph Superior Court.

Randolph County Sheriff’s Department began the investigation in February after a mother reported that her 14-year-old daughter had exchanged nude photos with Stocker online via Snapchat.

Investigators later received reports about Stocker’s interactions with two other teenage girls.

Stocker’s cellphone had at least two nude photos of one of the juveniles and a nude video of another.