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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

City Police

A 19-year-old Greencastle woman is facing theft charges following a Monday evening incident at the local Walmart store on Indianapolis Road.

Maikala Sean Casady reportedly took a swimsuit, valued at $25.68, into a changing room, where after trying it on, she allegedly concealed it in her purse and attempted to leave the store without paying for the item, police said.

Sgt. Chris Jones is investigating the 6:40 p.m. incident.

Three recent arrests were reported by Greencastle officers.

-- At 11:31 p.m. Saturday, Todd Robert Savage, 22, Cloverdale, was arrested on a warrant for probation violation on U.S. 231 North near the Putnam County Fairgrounds. Arrested by Officer Matt Huffman, Savage was lodged in the Putnam County Jail.

-- At 11:55 p.m. Friday, Cody McNew, 23, Fillmore, was arrested at Castlebury Apartments and charged with trespassing. Arrested by Reserve Officer Clyde Siddons, McNew was lodged in the Putnam County Jail.

-- At 3:44 p.m. Friday, Jacob Handlon, 21, Fillmore, was arrested on a warrant at Indianapolis Road and Kentwood Drive. Arrested by Officer Jeff Modlin, Handlon was lodged in the Putnam County Jail.

Five minor property-damage accidents were investigated recently by city officers.

-- At 12:40 p.m. Friday, a two-vehicle mishap was reported on Indianapolis Road, west of Round Barn Road.

Officer Modlin reported that Corey McGuire, 39, Fillmore, was westbound on Indianapolis Road, driving a 1997 Ford F-150 truck when he looked away from the road and did not see that a 1996 Pontiac, driven by Anthony Hart, 35, Greencastle, had stopped in traffic in front of him.

McGuire's truck struck the rear of the Hart car, resulting in an estimated $2,500-$5,000 damage, Modlin reported.

-- At 4:42 p.m. May 23, a hit-and-run accident was reported on Bloomington Street.

Banell Reno, 37, Greencastle, driving a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier, had stopped in traffic for a vehicle turning left when the car was struck from behind by another vehicle with a young female driver reportedly in control.

That vehicle reportedly left the scene of the accident. Reno could give only vague information about the other vehicle, Officer Ed Wilson reported.

Damage to the Reno car was listed at $750-$1,000. An unidentified passenger sustained head and neck pain and was transported to Putnam County Hospital via Operation Life ambulance.

-- At 2:47 p.m. May 23, a two-vehicle accident occurred on the CVS Pharmacy lot at 1010 Indianapolis Rd.

Tamera Farris, 42, Greencastle, was backing a 1997 Chevrolet 1500 pickup from a parking space and reportedly backed into a 2007 Saturn Aura, being driven through the lot by Gregory Ellington, 24, Brookville.

Officer Wilson estimated total damage at $1,000-$2,500.

-- At 10:59 a.m. May 23, a two-car mishap occurred on the north side of the square as James R. Fenwick, 58, Bainbridge, backed a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria, owned by the Town of Bainbridge, and reportedly struck an eastbound 2004 Saturn, driven by Robert Bray, 52, Fillmore.

Fenwick said other parked vehicles obstructed his view of the Bray car.

Officer Wilson estimated total damage at $2,500-$5,000.

-- At 4:05 p.m. May 22, a two-vehicle mishap was reported on North College Avenue, just north of Shadowlawn Avenue.

Officer Wilson reported that Kathy Hawkins, 29, Greencastle, was backing a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am and did not see a 2009 Kia, owned by David Bault, Spencer, parked along the curb.

Total damage was listed at $1,000-$2,500.

County Jail

Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

* On Friday, May 25, 2012 at 3:10 a.m. Drew Michael Evens, 22, Greencastle, was arrested for probation violation.

At 11:30 a.m. William Watkins, 50, no city listed, was housed at the jail for operating while intoxicated.

At 2:35 p.m. Anthony Mark Harmless, 31, Greencastle, was charged with probation violation.

At 8:55 p.m. Christopher D. Blanton, 29, Greencastle, was held at the jail for operating while intoxicated with a prior conviction.

* On Saturday, May 26 at 3:48 a.m. Logan Spencer Campbell, 23, Greencastle, was booked in for operating while intoxicated at public intoxication.

At 3:10 p.m. Karen Sue Cutter, 60, Trail Creek, Ind., was arrested for possession of marijuana, public intoxication and operating while intoxicated.

* On Sunday, May 27 at 11:53 a.m. Chris Michael Slocum, 39, Bainbridge, was housed at the jail for theft and public intoxication.

* On Monday, May 28 at 6:15 p.m. Tony James Roberts, 21, Danville, was charged with theft and trespassing.

At 8:10 p.m. Grant Daniel Bowen, 23, Pendleton, was held at the jail for public intoxication.

At 11 p.m. Leann Marie Kerr, 26, Indianapolis, was booked in for public intoxication, disorderly conduct disturbing the peace, resisting law enforcement, batter on law enforcement and failure to identify.

Sheriff's Department

* On Wednesday, May 23 at 11:20 a.m. Ella L. Stewart II, 67, Paris, Ill., was eastbound on U.S. 40 west of Reelsville in a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee when she hit a deer.

Damage $2,501-$5,000.

* On Sunday, May 27 at 5:57 p.m. Christopher J. Poore, 17, Greencastle, was southbound on County Road 325 West in a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu when he swerved to miss an object in the roadway. He lost control of the car and entered a ditch, flipping the car and striking a utility pole.

Damage $2,501-$5,000.

* At 8:40 p.m. Anthony J. Wells, 18, Greencastle, was northbound on County Road 200 West in a 1996 Chrysler Intrepid when his right side tires veered right of the pavement and onto the shoulder.

Wells tried to correct his steering but lost control and slid into the ditch, hitting an embankment. The car flipped over, coming to rest facing southbound in the ditch.

Wells freed himself from the vehicle and declined medical attention.

Damage $1,001-$2,500.


The Jeffrey E. King charged in connection with the recent burglary attempt at the Greencastle CVS pharmacy is not the Jeffrey Earl King, 48, who resides at Fillmore.

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.