posted on Feb, 3 2005 @ 11:07 AM
INDIANAPOLIS — A 25-year-old man was charged Wednesday with abducting and killing a 10-year-old Crothersville girl, who was the subject of an Amber
Alert (search) last week, authorities said.
Charles "Chuckie" James Hickman (search), of Crothersville, was preliminarily charged with murder, felony murder and criminal confinement in the
killing of Katlyn "Katie" Collman (search), said Crothersville Police Chief Norman Ford in a news release. Hickman was being held Wednesday at the
Jackson County Jail awaiting his initial court hearing.
Police have been searching for Collman's killer since a state trooper found her body in a stream Sunday, five days after authorities say she
apparently accepted a ride from a young man in a white truck while returning home from running an errand. The trooper found the body in a wooded area
about a quarter of a mile off Interstate 65 about 15 miles north of Crothersville.
Collman, a fourth-grader at Crothersville Elementary, was last seen walking from a store on Jan. 22, about three blocks from her home after buying
toilet paper, investigators have said.
thank goodness that he's been caught....