Ex-BAE worker gets probation

September 27, 2018

A former BAE Systems employee was sentenced to a year on probation Wednesday in federal court for stealing from the company through a tuition assistance program.

Terrell Ward-Thomas pleaded guilty in May in U.S. District Court in Fort Wayne to one count of wire fraud. She stole $6,750 from the defense contractor and was ordered to pay the money back.

Chief Judge Theresa Springmann sentenced her to probation.

Ward-Thomas is one of 31 former employees charged in the scheme. She is the second defendant to plead guilty.

Trial set on alleged plot to kill baby

An Allen County magistrate set a Jan. 9 trial date Wednesday for a man accused of conspiring with his girlfriend to kill an 11-week-old girl by putting headache medicine in the child’s bottle.

Marshall Snyder, 23, is charged with attempted murder in Allen Superior Court. He and Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda, 20, discussed killing the infant : Rodriguez-Miranda’s niece : in text messages and through Facebook in January 2017.

Snyder encouraged his girlfriend to kill the girl, according to court documents. The girl was unharmed.

Rodriguez-Miranda pleaded guilty and was sentenced in May to 25 years in prison.

Sentencing moved in coach’s slaying

A Fort Wayne man charged in the shooting death of North Side High School assistant football coach Terrance Miles will be sentenced in January.

Jaevin Bowie, 22, initially was charged with murder but pleaded guilty in July to aiding a criminal and attempted theft. A sentencing hearing was scheduled for Wednesday, but it was pushed to Jan. 18.

Henry E. Underwood, 24, is charged with murder. He allegedly shot Miles, 36, outside the East Central Towers apartment complex May 19, 2017.

Underwood’s trial is scheduled to start Jan. 8.


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