Two Indianapolis men spent Christmas in jail after their arrests Thursday afternoon on Greencastle's East Side.
Steve Redmon Jr., 44, and Marlan D. Wilson, 36, were arrested after allegedly attempting to use stolen credit card information or stolen credit cards at Walmart.
Det. Randy Seipel had already been working a case involving the misappropriated credit card information, and the numbers reportedly had been red-flagged before Redmon and Wilson attempted to purchase electronics about 3 p.m. Thursday.
The pair left the store but were apprehended a short time later along Indianapolis Road by Sgt. Chris Jones and Officer Jeff Modlin with assistance from Indiana State Police Troopers Adam Edwards and Michael Organ.
Redmon is facing charges of felony theft, possession of stolen property, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license.
Wilson is facing charges of conspiracy to commit theft and possession of marijuana.
The Dollar General store on Indianapolis Road was also the scene of a reported theft at 8:59 a.m. Monday.
Capt. Mike Hanlon reported that Taurean K. Terry 30, Greencastle, took items valued at $10.51, hid them in his jacket and reportedly left the store without paying.
Police said Terry is accused of taking a jar of Folger's instant decaf coffee, valued at $6.50, and a bottle of Finish rinse agent, valued at $3.75.
Terry was lodged in the Putnam County Jail.
Two other recent arrests were reported by city officers.
At 12 p.m. Dec. 23, Reserve Officer Jerett Query responded to 1011 Avenue F on the report of a fight in progress at that residence.
Query arrested Joshua Wheeler, 31, on a felony battery charge in the domestic incident. Wheeler was also charged with felony possession of cocaine when he was booked into the Putnam County Jail.
Also arrested at the residence was Joseph A. Greene of Florida on a Clay Superior Court warrant for petition to revoke probation in a case in which the original charge was battery causing serious bodily injury.
In another theft case, police were called to Woodhaven Drive at 4:02 p.m. Friday to investigate the theft of a handgun from the car of Holly Denton, 46, Greencastle.
She told Sgt. Chris Jones that she last remembered seeing the gun, a .38-caliber Versa Thunder, about two weeks ago.
A property-damage accident Friday night resulted in impounding of a 1999 Lincoln Navigator driven by April V. Witt Wilson, 30, Brazil, which was involved in a hit-and-run accident at Washington and Arlington streets at 11:11 p.m.
Officers Nick Eastham and Matt Huffman responded to the accident in which Wilson reportedly struck the driver's side rear of a 2008 GMC Envoy, driven by Daryl Taylor, 49, Greencastle.
As the drivers were moving their vehicles to the side of the road, Wilson reportedly drove off, eastbound on Washington Street.
Eastham located the vehicle initially at Taco Bell, and then pulled Wilson over on Indianapolis Road east of Round Barn Road.
She was cited for leaving the scene of a property-damage accident, driving with a suspended license with a prior offense and having no proof of insurance.
Damage to the Taylor vehicle was listed at less than $1,000.
Two additional traffic citations were issued recently by city officers.
-- At 11:51 p.m. Dec. 22, Andrew King, 23, Greencastle, was cited on North Arlington Street by Officer Eric Vaughan for driving with a suspended license with a prior conviction.
-- At 10:40 p.m. Dec 22, Katie Barger, 21, Greencastle, was ticketed by Officer Eastham for 52 mph in a 30-mph zone on Bloomington Street.
Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.
* On Thursday, Dec. 22 at 9:13 a.m. Bradley Allen Boone, 35, Indianapolis, was held at the jail for contempt of court.
At 10:33 a.m. Cody Stalon Sims, 25, Fillmore, was arrested for probation violation.
At 12:05 p.m. Natile Mae Hayes, 25, Brazil, was housed at the jail for trafficking contraband with an inmate and conspiracy to commit trafficking.
At 5:34 p.m. Kevin Alexander Faucett, 18, Cloverdale, was held for theft and possession of stolen property.
At 6:35 p.m. Jason Hedden, 35, no city listed, was arrested for nonsupport of a dependent.
* On Friday, Dec. 23 at 3:30 a.m. Jonathan Cole Muse, 19, Cloverdale, was housed at the jail for operating while intoxicated.
At noon Clarence Jerome Dixie, 48, Cloverdale, was booked for failure to appear in court.
At 10:30 p.m. Gary Gene Eubank, 53, Plainfield, was arrested for operating while intoxicated.
* On Thursday, Dec. 22 at 6:03 p.m. Anne F. Harris, 42, Greencastle, was stopped in traffic on U.S. 231 waiting for a vehicle to turn onto U.S. 40 in a 2002 Subaru Forester. Rebecca L. O'Neal, 27, Greencastle, was also northbound in a 2001 Honda.
O'Neal said she saw traffic stopped and when she hit her brakes the locked up, causing her to rear-end Harris' vehicle.
* At 6:08 p.m. Mary A. Allen, 58, Cloverdale, was northbound on U.S. 231 at the Interstate 70 exit in a 2000 Chevrolet S10. Beatrice C. Soto, 35, Greencastle, was southbound in a 2005 Ford when she disregarded the traffic signal device and crossed over into Allen's lane of travel, causing a collision.
Soto said the light was green but she did not realize there was a turn arrow that was not green.
* On Friday, Dec. 23 at 8:19 a.m. Stephen P. Blaydes, 63, Reelsville, was northbound on County Road 675 West in a 2007 GMC Canyon when he hit a deer.
* On Monday, Dec. 26 at 8:50 p.m. Deputy Danny Wallace was directing traffic at U.S. 40 and U.S. 231. Julianna M. Lacefield, 42, Waycross, Ga., driving a 2004 Hyundai, was directed by Wallace to turn left from U.S. 231 onto westbound U.S. 40.
Kathleen Savannah, 18, Paris, Ill., was westbound on U.S. 40 approaching the intersection in a 1995 Buick LeSabre. She either ignored or did not see the deputy directing traffic and entered the intersection, hitting Lacefield's vehicle.
Information included in the Putnam Scanner is taken from reports provided to the Banner Graphic by the Greencastle Police, the Greencastle Fire and the Putnam County Sheriff's departments.
Individuals listed in the blotter have been arrested on probable cause and have not been formally charged. Charging information may change after an initial arrest.
Questions about listed charging information should be directed to the arresting agency.