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White County Sheriff’s Department Attempting to Unravel Tuesday Mystery

White County Sheriff’s authorities are continuing to investigate a Criminal Damage to Property, Obstructing Justice, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident complaint that were filed by and with the department yesterday afternoon.  It was a little after 1:15am this morning when White County dispatch received a call that a power line was down in front of what would later be determined to be 34 year old Nina Hankins home in rural Carmi.  Upon arrival, the officer found an unmanned vehicle about a hundred yards off the roadway with a severely damaged windshield.  He then spoke with Hankins who according to the report said she had no knowledge of the vehicle in the field, only that her power was out.  That vehicle is registered to Dalton Miller of Grayville, named as a suspect in the report.  The officer says it appears the vehicle left the roadway, hit the guide wire and caused the pole to hit the windshield.  There was also blood found at the scene, and allegedly a strong odor of alcohol, but again no individual.  A county officer arrived later with K9 officer Orest and law enforcement says they found tracks of another vehicle leading to the back yard of Hankins house.  The vehicle located there was also severely damaged and a campfire was burning in front of it.  That vehicle is owned by Jeremy Blair of Carmi.  The windshield was heavily battered, all the passenger side windows were broken as well as the rear window with glass on the ground.  Passenger side air bags were deployed as well according to the report and mud splatter with the tracks of that vehicle leading from the tracks found out by the original accident scene.  Both of those vehicles were towed and the officer says the investigation is ongoing with Blair, Hankins, and Miller all named as suspects.