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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Ind. Law - "Blogger spied for bounty hunters in deadly Kosciusko shootout" [Updated]

Wow! This is a bizarre story. The ILB has linked to several "Stacey Page" stories (here is one) in the past; she runs a useful online newspaper, Stacey Page Online.

Christian Sheckler has the report for the South Bend Tribune.

Here is a lengthy story this afternoon from the Goshen News, headed "'Stacey Page' editor responds to Helman shoot-out report." A few quotes:

GOSHEN — Journalist Stacey Staley, editor of the online news site Stacey Page Online, admitted Thursday that she cooperated with bounty hunters from Barnett’s Bail Bonds to help confirm the location and identity of a troubled Kosciusko man they were attempting to serve a felony warrant to. The interview was part of a tragic timeline of events that concluded with a deadly shootout on Aug. 25 just east of Lake Wawasee. * * *

Staley denied she knew an altercation might take place that day. A confirmation of Staley’s interaction with Barnett’s Bail Bonds was also posted on the Stacey Page Online Facebook page early Thursday afternoon.

Staley wrote a series of articles regarding her interview with Helman that were published on staceypageonline.com, which is operated by The Papers Inc. based in Milford, Ind. Staley did not disclose in the articles that she was working as an informant for the bail bond company.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 4, 2014 04:22 PM
Posted to Indiana Law