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Rush Co. authorities looking for woman who removed a home monitoring device

The Rush County Sheriff’s Office was notified Friday evening by Rush County Community Corrections that a subject had tampered with and removed a home monitoring device.

The subject was identified by Rush County Community Corrections as Haley Shay Ernstes, a 28 year-old female, 5-foot, 4-inches, 120 pounds, with dark brown hair with blonde highlights and blue eyes. Ernstes is known to wear glasses.

Rush County Sheriff’s Office deputies with the cooperation of Rush County Community Corrections attempted to locate Ernstes and the vehicle she is known to operate. Her vehicle was located by deputies, unoccupied, a few miles away from her residence.

The Rush County Sheriff's Office says it's possible that Ernstes is with a female acquaintance, Brittany Danielle Deener. Deener, 28, is 5-5, 200 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes.



Deener is known to operate a 2012 Toyota Highlander, white in color. No plate information is available.

No known direction of travel is available for Ernstes, however Deener is from Warrick County, Indiana. The pair were possibly headed to Warrick County from Rush County.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rush County Sheriff’s Office, 765-932-2931, or 911.

The Rush County Sheriff's Office says there is no known danger to the public.