Ammonia gas-leak suspects held

April 2, 2010

Police have arrested two men suspected of causing a dangerous ammonia gas leak that forced hundreds of people from their Taylorsville homes on Tuesday. Russell Rossman, 34, of Edinburgh and Kevin Edwards, 37, of Columbus were being held without bond Thursday in the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of attempted theft. Authorities believe the men tried to steal anhydrous ammonia from a tank at a farm north of Columbus early Tuesday, causing a leak that triggered the evacuation of hundreds of people from their homes. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.