Brownsburg woman arrested after homicide in Martinsville


Kristie Dant

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UPDATE (Jan. 18, 2018) — Kristie Dant pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to 45 years in the Department of Correction, with 533 days of credit given for time served.

WAVERLY, Ind. – Investigators in Morgan County arrested a woman following a homicide investigation.

According to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a home in the 6800 block of Waverly Road in Martinsville in response to reports of a shooting the area. They arrived to find a man, identified as Michael Joseph Vanhorn, 48, dead from gunshot wounds. The shooting was reported around 4:50 p.m. on Thursday.

Police obtained an arrest warrant for Kristie L. Dant, 54, Brownsburg, in connection with the case. Dant is in custody, police said.

The Morgan County Major Crime Task Force is handling the investigation. Anyone with information about the case should contact the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office at 765-342-5544 or by email at

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