Formal charges filed against murder suspect in Waynesville case

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The Bartholomew County Prosecutor’s office filed formal charges Monday of Level 1 felony murder and rape and Level 6 felony auto theft against Bobby N. Truitt II, 19, of 2710 E. Southern Crossing, Columbus.

The charges were filed in Bartholomew Superior Court 1 accusing Truitt of killing Sharon Lovins, believed to be Truitt’s great-aunt, on Sept. 27 at her home in Waynesville.

Truitt is currently being held in the Bartholomew County Jail, according to jail officials.

For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Republic.