A Plymouth woman faces attempted murder and aggravated battery charges stemming from an incident yesterday at a home in the 1000 block of Ed Cook Boulevard. Officers were dispatched to a home there around 3:30 p.m. When they arrived, 65-year-old Mary Nethercutt told them 26-year-old Amanda Nethercutt tried to drown a child. Mary had several injuries to her face, and the child’s face was blue, according to a news release from the Plymouth Police Department. Officers found Amanda at a house next door with a knife in her hand. She did not respond to an officer’s orders to drop the knife and was tased. She was arrested and taken to the hospital for an evaluation. She was later taken to the Bowen Center.
Written by Mary Perren
MAX 98.3 FM News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.