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Routine check nets 2 arrests

Monday, May 9, 2011

Emergency personnel search a Chevrolet Silverado as well as tending to its occupants after a welfare check turned into a pair of arrests Monday afternoon. [Order this photo]

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When Greencastle Police checked on the well-being of two men under a truck in front of Vectren on Indianapolis Road Monday afternoon, they found a whole lot more.

Kyle Dobbs, 27, Greencastle, and Darrin Lyons, 24, Coatesville, were reportedly passed out underneath a Chevrolet Silverado 2500 shortly before 1 p.m. The vehicle was still running, and both men were believed to be suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.

The Greencastle Police Department, Operation Life and Greencastle Fire Department all responded to the incident.

Det. Capt. Randy Seipel said both men were pulled out from under the truck, with Dobbs coming to quickly, but remaining confused. Lyons took longer to revive, and he became combative when he was conscious.

The men said they were under the truck attempting to fix a problem with its driveshaft.

Upon searching the men, they were both found to be in possession of what appeared a controlled substance. Results were unavailable Tuesday, but Seipel said he believed the drugs to actually be a look-alike substance.

Dobbs was found to be in possession of a stolen bicycle in the truck bed. Lyons was charged with possession of a syringe, resisting law enforcement and possession of paraphernalia.

Both men were booked into the Putnam County Jail late Monday afternoon.

The cause of the two men's unconsciousness also remains unclear. While their location under a running vehicle made carbon monoxide a likely cause, Seipel said this is now in doubt based on the presence of drugs and paraphernalia.

"To me, they came around pretty quickly for carbon monoxide poisoning," Seipel said. The symptoms of CO poisoning include headaches, dizziness and nauseau, which they did not display.

Additionally, Dobbs and Lyons had apparently been working on the truck for some time, with a local wrecker driver having stopped by to see if he could help. He reported to police the two men were acting "very unusual" 90 minutes before the incident.

The truck also matched the description of a hit and run on Frazier Street from Monday morning. A white, full-sized pickup had run through a yard, striking a boulder. This appears to be the cause of the damage on which the two men were working.

Seipel said Dobbs is also likely to be charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

GPD officers Chris Jones, Ed Wilson and Darrel Bunten assisted in the investigation.

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-- Posted by legallis on Mon, May 9, 2011, at 6:25 PM

thats a great thing to hear. GREAT JOB GPD!!!!

-- Posted by lleonard47 on Tue, May 10, 2011, at 7:41 AM

Score one for Mr. Darwin.

-- Posted by Balding Eagle on Tue, May 10, 2011, at 7:49 AM

Good Job GPD !!

-- Posted by londonsmomma on Tue, May 10, 2011, at 3:20 PM

Way to continue to stay supportive of local police Ummad. Great job on being a police haterand whiner!

-- Posted by hardtobelieve on Tue, May 10, 2011, at 10:28 PM

I am sure they will get their hand smacked and sent back out into society to be LOSERS !!!

-- Posted by JrsWife on Fri, May 13, 2011, at 11:58 AM

Umad, I agree, you need praise for your job too. So with that, thank you for such fresh asd crisp fries last time I visited your burger joint. They were delicious, kepp up the good work.

-- Posted by Keyboard_hero on Mon, May 16, 2011, at 4:06 PM

What a fall from grace? Yesterday he was in a tanning bed and today he is basking under his truck? Was that stolen too? He is a freaking loser just as he has always been. One detective has lost a lot of weight, props. Never drag a stranger from his truck when he is messed up on P*P eating donunts under his truck? What happened to the good days? Innocent unitil proven guilty. Was the photographer amish and what happened to all the close up pictures. They must have been for his personal collection. Ewww......

-- Posted by barb96 on Tue, May 17, 2011, at 4:06 AM

Just one question of the justice system and the GPD? When did it become illegal to haul your own bicycle around in the back of your truck? Do we make up the laws as we go along for nothing better to do? Wrong is wrong, but right is right and the truth of this matter is, THIS BICYCLE DOES BELONG TO THE OWNER OF THIS TRUCK! AND WHO WAS PASSED OUT UNDER THIS TRUCK, does anyone really know! If this is what it takes to sell the news, then get it right, don't make up stuff to make yourself look good. Granted the young man who owns this truck was in the wrong, but not for stealing his own bike and not for being passed out under his own truck. Facts are facts, and fortunately for this young man God knows the truth.

-- Posted by honest2afault on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 2:05 AM

Who gives a crap about the stupid bike?? Point is they had CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES on them!!!! Did you not see that??? Or were you just trying to sugar coat their situation???? OMG people kill me!!!!

-- Posted by Meadow31 on Sat, May 21, 2011, at 12:10 AM

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