Cyle A. Duncan, 24, of Greencastle was arrested June 29 at his residence at 609 Primrose Lane and charged with Class B felony dealing in methamphetamine, Class C felony possession of methamphetamine and Class A misdemeanors possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. He has now been charged with Class C felonies burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary and Class D felonies theft and conspiracy to commit theft in connection with the June 11 burglary of a Cloverdale business.
After Duncan was taken into custody on the drug charges, officers found several items allegedly stolen from a Cloverdale body shop. Duncan allegedly confessed to assisting another man in the burglary using his truck.
"Cyle remembered loading air tools, welder, battery charger, large red air tank (sandblaster) and a couple of boxes," narrative prepared by Putnam County Sheriff's Department Detective Pat McFadden said.
According to court documents, Greencastle Police Department officers initially served a search warrant for stolen merchandise on Duncan's home, and consequently discovered methamphetamine and precursors for producing the drug in the bedroom where they found Duncan.
A second search warrant was obtained for the residence, and "The Indiana State Police Methamphetamine Lab Unit was called to the scene, where they disassembled the suspected products and took samples," a narrative prepared by GPD officer Ed Wilson said.
After the alleged lab was disassembled, officers continued their search and found several items of paraphernalia commonly used in the consumption and production of meth and marijuana, court documents said.
Duncan's charges were enhanced because the residence where the drugs and paraphernalia were found was within 1,000 feet of Greencastle Christian Church, which operates a daycare facility.
Duncan's criminal history in Putnam County includes convictions for domestic battery, resisting law enforcement, residential entry and battery, check deception. At the time of his arrest, he had charges of possession of paraphernalia, operating while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance already pending.
Duncan was previously sentenced to a direct commitment to Putnam County Community Corrections, but was terminated from the program for violations.