According to a Star Press story (1-13-20) – A release by Jay County Prosecutor Wesley Schemenaur’s office said Shea Briar, 31, was found Sunday in rural Bryant, Indiana by deputies after responding to a 2am report of “a person in the roadway in northern Jay County.”

Briar, apparently severely injured, was taken to Adams Memorial Hospital, Decatur, and later transferred to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, where he passed away.

Anyone with related information is asked to call the Jay County Sheriff’s Department at 260-726-8188.

Instagram message from Ft. Recovery Schools

(1-14-20) The Fort Recovery School District was informed late Tuesday afternoon, January 14, 2020 that Fort Recovery High School Softball Head Coach, Esther Stephen, and High School Softball Assistant Coach, Shelby Hiestand, were placed under arrest by officials in Jay County, Indiana.

Both coaches have been placed on immediate administrative leave pending further investigations by law enforcement. Included in their administrative leave document was a directive to refrain from any contact and/or communications with students enrolled in our schools. Both individuals are not permitted to be on school district property without written permission from the Superintendent.

Further information related to the high school softball program will be released as it becomes available.