9 arrested in Columbus Aryan Brotherhood investigation

Police arrested nine people in Columbus, Ind. in November 2018, many of whom are members or known associates of the Aryan Brotherhood, after a year-long investigation beginning in October 2017. (mugshots courtesy Columbus Police Dept.)
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COLUMBUS, Ind. (WTHR) — Columbus police officers arrested nine people after a year-long investigation into people who are members or associates of the Aryan Brotherhood.

The investigation began in October 2017 with two arrests. It led into complaints of narcotics dealing, burglaries and vehicle thefts. Other suspects were caught trying to smuggle contraband into the Bartholomew County Jail.

The nine people arrested are facing felony charges:

  • 30-year-old Chelsie S. Harden, Columbus, Indiana: Trafficking with an Inmate (Level 5 Felony), Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class A Misdemeanor), Criminal Gang Activity (Level 6 Felony), Maintaining a Common Nuisance (Level 6 Felony), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class A Misdemeanor)
  • 26-year-old Jarred A. Parton, Franklin, Indiana: Criminal Gang Activity (Level 6 Felony), Battery (Class A Misdemeanor)
  • 38-year-old William Jacob Lustig, Columbus, Indiana: Criminal Gang Activity (Level 6 Felony), Trafficking with an Inmate (Level 5 Felony), Dealing in a Schedule III Controlled Substance (Level 6 Felony), Dealing in a Schedule IV Controlled Substance (Class A Misdemeanor)
  • 28-year-old Brandon B. Jacobs, Nashville, Indiana: Criminal Gang Activity (Level 6 Felony), Auto Theft (Level 6 Felony), Intimidation (Level 6 Felony), Possession of Altered Handgun (Level 6 Felony), Carrying an Handgun Without a License (Class A Misdemeanor)
  • 35-year-old William "Corey" King, Columbus, Indiana: Criminal Gang Activity (Level 6 Felony), Trafficking with an Inmate (Level 5 Felony)
  • 35-year-old David "Bub" Hadley, Columbus, Indiana: Criminal Gang Activity (Level 6 Felony), Trafficking with an Inmate (Level 5 Felony)
  • 22-year-old Mary Jaylin Craig, Edinburgh, Indiana: Trafficking with an Inmate (Level 5 Felony), Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class A Misdemeanor)
  • 33-year-old William J. Stillabower, Columbus, Indiana: Criminal Gang Activity (Level 6 Felony), Trafficking with an Inmate (Level 5 Felony)
  • 22-year-old Matthew S. Mowery, Austin, Indiana: Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony), Unlawful Possession of a Syringe (Level 6 Felony)
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