Man leads chase in field

Saturday, October 25, 2008

A Roachdale man who was reportedly under the influence of alcohol fled from police Friday night, leading them on a brief chase that ended in a field.

Putnam County Sheriff's Deputy Adam Hull responded to the area of U.S. 231 and CR 1200 North at around 7 p.m. Friday on a report of a suspicious vehicle.

Hull told the Banner Graphic that when he arrived at the scene in his patrol car, 45-year-old John Stafford, of Roachdale, tried to escape by driving into a nearby field.

Hull followed Stafford for some distance into the bean field, but Stafford eventually stopped and was taken into custody. Hull believed Stafford to be intoxicated, however, the man refused to submit to an alcohol test, according to officer.

Stafford was transported to the Putnam County Jail on charges of driving while intoxicated with prior, evading and resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct, intimidation and refusing to submit to an alcohol test.

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  • That man in the story is my dad, there is more to the story than you could imagine.Please email me at Jenna

    -- Posted by XxSynsGirlxX on Mon, Oct 27, 2008, at 5:58 PM
  • Who ever this person jena is should know the facts before talking; people in

    America are innocent until proven guilty, entrapment is ilegal, greencastle police should be out protecting taxpayers instead of chasing allogations of an estranged ex-wife. What you give out in life always comes back three fold. For every man in Indiana that has been wrongly arrested should follow this story, have we all forgot what this country is about or do we not care anymore. Justice will prevail, not wild alogations.

    -- Posted by citizen concerned01 on Mon, Oct 27, 2008, at 8:26 PM
  • We personally know this man and this is not what happened and the truth will prevail and to everyones downfall and help he will prevail and right will also, so all of you that helped with this scheme you will fall also, you know who you are. The corrupt officials of Greencastle Law Enforcement will find out also. People of Greencastle stand up and fight for what is right, the white middleclass are tired of paying, go fight some real crime. Now thats a suggestion

    -- Posted by citizen concerned01 on Mon, Oct 27, 2008, at 11:34 PM
  • Unless I'm missing something, this was a

    Sheriff's Dept arrest, and it took place in Roachdale, or at least at 1200 N. on US 231. How do you figure GPD in the equation?

    -- Posted by localman on Tue, Oct 28, 2008, at 8:51 PM
  • So would anyone care to share the "real story" instead of just pointing fingers and elude to the fact that the truth will come out?

    -- Posted by MsBehaving on Thu, Oct 30, 2008, at 2:02 PM
  • HE WAS DRUNK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    -- Posted by mojo2 on Fri, Oct 31, 2008, at 1:00 PM
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