JAY COUNTY, Ind. — Two high school softball coaches from Portland, Ind. have been charged with the murder of a Jay County man.
Esther Stephen, 31, and Shelby Hiestand, 18, were arrested on Tuesday for the murder of Shea Briar, and charged on Wednesday, said the Muncie Star Press.
Briar was found seriously injured on Sunday when deputies responded to a call about a person on the road in Jay County. Briar was taken to Adams Memorial Hospital and then transferred to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, where he died.
According to court documents, Briar and Stephen were named in a lawsuit filed by Briar last November over child custody.
Stephen and Hiestand are in the Jay County Jail and have been placed on administrative leave at Fort Recovery High School in Ohio, where they coached softball.
(Photo: Jay County Jail)
- NWS: Expect a Rainy Wednesday Across Indiana
- Murder Suspect Kevin Mason Captured
- Pence: Trump Owes it to the American People to Debate
- Pacers GM: Contract Extension Talks with Buddy Hield Are “At a Halt” But That Doesn’t Mean They’re Done
- FOUND: Momo the Monkey on the Loose: Indianapolis’ East Side on High Alert
The Dangers of Brown Friday & How You Can Prepare for the Worst
Police: Woman Killed, Infant Hurt in Head-On Crash with Semi-Truck
ISP: Truck Driver Killed After Exiting Vehicle
Fitness Studios Say Holding Company Has Not Paid Employees
Small Plane Crashes Near Shelbyville Airport, Two People Dead
Feds, Rush County Sheriff Search Home In Valerie Tindall's Disappearance
Fishers Marching Band Appears in 2023 Macy's Parade
Red, White, & Bowl With Hammer & Nigel Presented By Jack Daniels