Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department Release Monrovia Man; Acted in Self-Defense

Clayton – On September 9th, 2023, Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators responded to the TA Truck Stop at 10346 S State Road 39, Clayton, regarding a physical altercation and reports of an individual stabbed. Investigators immediately located the two individuals involved, Sabastian Jones and Darin Simpson, along with witnesses of the incident.   

Sabastain Jones, remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation. The person who was stabbed during the incident, Darin Simpson, was transported by ambulance to Eskenazi Hospital, where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries resulting in his death.

Based on the initial evidence and statements collected, Jones was taken into custody by the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office and transported to the Hendricks County Jail. On September 11th, 2023.

Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office investigators and the Hendricks County Prosecutor’s Office extensively reviewed all witness statements, interviews, surveillance footage, evidence obtained from the scene and additional evidence collected after the incident.

Based on the facts of this case, the Hendricks County Prosecutor’s Office has declined to move forward with formal charges as the evidence indicates Mr. Jones acted in self-defense.

Sabastain Jones has been released from custody. 

Our hearts go out to the family of Darin Simpson for this unfortunate incident that resulted in the loss of his life. 

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