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Inmates charged in prison disturbance

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

PUTNAMVILLE -- Eight men previously incarcerated at the Putnamville Correctional Facility were officially charged Tuesday for their roles in an Aug. 22 disturbance at the prison.

Charged were:

* Camron Barnett, 23, with Class C felonies prison possessing a dangerous device and attempted battery by means of a deadly weapon and Class D felony theft. He is now at the Wabash Correctional Facility in Carlisle, where he is serving a three-year sentence for Class C felony forgery. His projected release date is March 16, 2010.

* Andrew J. Lamb, 20, with Class C felony prisoner possessing a dangerous device and Class D felony attempted battery resulting in bodily injury. He is now at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Carlisle, where he is serving an eight-year sentence for Class B felony burglary. His projected release date is April 21, 2012.

* Anthony Ping, 28, with Class D felonies intimidation and criminal confinement. The state is also seeking to have Ping designated as a habitual offender. He is now at the Wabash Valley Long Term Segregation Unit in Carlisle, where he is serving a five-year sentence for Class C felony battery. His projected out date is Feb. 2, 2011.

* Joshua H. Field, 31, with Class D felonies intimidation and criminal confinement. Field is now at the Indiana State Prison in Indianapolis. He is serving a 16-year sentence for Class B felony conspiracy in dealing in a schedule I, II or II controlled substance. His projected release date is Aug. 28, 2012.

* Bradley D. Clephane, 24, with Class C felony robbery. Clephane is now at the Wabash Valley Long Term Segregation Unit in Carlisle. He is serving an 18-year sentenced for Class B felony dealing in cocaine or a narcotic drug. His projected out date is Aug. 21, 2020.

* Zachery I. Blackwell, 22, with Class C felony attempted robbery. Blackwell is now at the Indiana State Prison in Indianapolis, where he is serving an eight-year sentence for Class B felony burglary. His projected release date is June 10, 2010.

* Levi Amburgey, 31, with Class D felony rioting. Amburgey is now at the Wabash Valley Long Term Segregation Unit in Carlisle, and is serving an eight-year sentence for Class B felony dealing in cocaine or a narcotic drug. His projected release date is Aug. 26, 2010.

* Doc A. Patrick, 21, with Class D felony battery resulting in bodily injury. Patrick is now at the Miami Level 3 Correctional Facility, serving an eight-year sentence for Class C felony robbery. His projected release date is May 24, 2012.

An affidavit of probable cause prepared by Indian State Police Detective Brian Maudlin said Clephane, Lamb, Ping, Field, Patrick, Blackwell, Barnett and Amburgey were involved in an incident at the prison in which surveillance cameras were covered up and three on-duty corrections officers were attacked in an ensuing melee.

"The public should know that when Indiana Department of Corrections inmates are charged in Putnam County, the county is not responsible for the cost of providing attorneys for the accused," Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter said. "The state will pay each lawyer appointed by the court an hourly rate."

No court dates have been set for the charged inmates. Bookwalter said he expects to charge at least two more offenders in connection with the Aug. 22 incident.


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Was anyone hurt or injured? This is sketchy story. We have all the inmate information but no details.I have been told by Banner Graphic staff that Putnam County residents want and need to know what happens in the Putnamville Correctional Facility. Well, where is the story?

-- Posted by citizenoftheworld on Wed, Oct 7, 2009, at 8:24 AM

According to rumor, which is all we employees at PCF have to go on since no information was released to us, there was a hostage situation in the Behavioral Management Unit. We heard more about it from the offenders than upper staff. We work here, you live here! Don't you think we all should have heard more about this sooner?

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Wed, Oct 7, 2009, at 9:09 AM

Throw the key away and put them in isolation, it sounded like they were trying to escape, so they should have been charged with that too. Do society a favor and keep them locked up.

-- Posted by magoo55 on Wed, Oct 7, 2009, at 9:50 AM

Thanks for the info Thoughtful.There may be reasons why the story was so sketchy as in releasing TO MUCH information but then if that's true why bother writing the story at all.

Magoo...locking people up forever wouldn't solve anything...it would just give someone - somewhere - something esle to gripe about for example, the excessive cost to keep them locked up or the cost of building new facilties when the existing ones are full. Some offenders can and should be rehabilitated...maybe not this bunch but some can be.

-- Posted by citizenoftheworld on Wed, Oct 7, 2009, at 11:09 AM

The offenders acted like offenders, that's their job. The $390,000 price tag for a new camera system is a direct result of this incident. I'm sure the facility would welcome a visit from the Banner Graphic or any other news organization, they just need to ask.

-- Posted by ISF-C/O on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 7:59 AM


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