Stacey Page Online blogger named in lawsuit

A lawsuit has now been filed against the former Kosciusko County news blogger who operated the news website.

It’s the latest development in the case of a deadly shooting involving three bounty hunters, also named in the suit, two years ago.

The South Bend Tribune is reporting that the family of Gary Helman blames Stacey Staley for his death, claiming she helped create a violent confrontation by using her role as a news reporter to lead the bail recovery agents to Helman, resulting in the gunfire.

Police reports claim Staley gained Helman’s trust during interviews prior to the August 2014 shootout. Those reports also suggested she planned to lead the bounty hunters to him in order to conveniently be there to get the exclusive story.

Helman’s brother and another man were also injured in the shootout.