The only person charged so far in the case of a Richmond, Indiana truck fire and racist graffiti case was booked in Wednesday at the Wayne County Jail.
Jonathan G. Powell, 38, has been charged with two Class B misdemeanor charges of false informing. Powell, who listed an address in Johns Creek, Ga., posted a $1,005 cash bond and was released from the jail.
A warrant for Powell’s arrest was issued on Aug. 21 after an affidavit of probable cause was filed by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office the previous day accusing Powell of lying during an Indiana State Police investigation into the Feb. 24 incident.
Powell, the husband of Dr. Myla Bennett, a plastic surgeon, was arrested in Georgia and extradited to Wayne County, according to a press release from the Indiana State Police.
Richmond Police Department and Richmond Fire Department responded to the couple’s home shortly after 5 a.m. on Feb. 24, finding a 2011 GMC Denali pickup burning in the driveway and racist graffiti spray painted on two garage doors. The graffiti said, “Move n----r Dr.” on the larger garage door and attributed the message to a hate group on a smaller garage door.