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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

County Jail

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

* At 11:05 a.m. Friday, Jacob Michael Back-Yates, 26, Indianapolis, was arrested for invasion of privacy and failure to appear.

At 4:05 p.m. Bruce Edward Schwomeyer, 57, Cloverdale, was held at the jail for three counts of dealing in a schedule drug and unlawful sale of a legend drug.

* At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Monty Ray Rader, 46, Greencastle, was charged with probation violation.

* At 11:15 a.m. Sunday, John Michael Alexander, 45, Poland, was housed at the jail for contempt of court.

* At 1:20 p.m. Monday, Joshua Neer, 30, Indianapolis, was booked in for failure to appear.

At 2:10 p.m. Kristi Jo Lewis, 51, Fillmore, was arrested for battery with bodily injury, possession of marijuana and reckless possession of paraphernalia.

At 5:30 p.m. Derek Franklin Vaughn, 25, Fillmore, was held at the jail for theft and obliterating identification marks on a handgun.

At 6:50 p.m. Jamie Tyler Baker, 21, Quincy, was charged with three counts of dealing in a schedule drug, possession of a syringe and possession of paraphernalia.

Sheriff's Department

* At 12:03 p.m. on Friday, Martha K. Ehrgott, 73, Indianapolis, was stopped on County Road 700 East at Heritage Drive in a 2012 Honda Accord.

Ehrgott said she did not see Janet K. Jenks, 63, Fillmore, westbound on Heritage Drive in a 2001 Ford Ranger. Ehrgott pulled out in front of Jenks, who could not avoid the collision.

Capt. Danny Wallace estimated damages at $5,001-$10,000.

* At 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Carol E. LaFoe, 23, Greencastle, was eastbound on State Road 240, approaching State Road 75 in a 1997 Ford Taurus.

LaFoe told Deputy Ronnie Campbell she tried to stop, but slid through the sign due to weather conditions.

Sandra S. Gretter, 68, Greencastle, was northbound on State Road 75 in a 2006 Chrysler Town & Country. She told Campbell she could not react in time to avoid the collision.

Damage was estimated at $2,501-$5,000.

* At 9:46 p.m. Saturday, Sylvia L. Irish, 81, Spencer, was northbound on U.S. 231 approaching U.S. 40 in a 2000 Subaru Forester when she tried to stop for stopped traffic.

Irish told Deputy Mike Downing that her brakes failed and she swerved to the right to avoid hitting the stopped vehicles. Her SUV then jumped the curb and struck a gas vent pipe sticking out of the ground.

She was able to drive her vehicle to the north side of the intersection and wait for help to arrive.

Damage was estimated at $2,501-$5,000.

City Police

Four recent traffic accidents were investigated by Greencastle City Police.

-- At 3:21 p.m. July 1, a two-vehicle mishap occurred on State Road 240 near Calbert Way on Greencastle's East Side as Shirl Davies was stopped in westbound traffic following a factory shift change in the area.

In the stop-and-go traffic, Davies' 1993 Buick Century was reportedly struck from behind by a 2005 Jeep Liberty driven by Barbara Crist, 51, Bainbridge.

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

-- At 1:04 p.m. July 1, a property-damage accident was reported on the lot of the Double Decker Drive-in at 1058 Indianapolis Rd.

Douglas Money, 33, Ellenwood, Ga., was maneuvering a 2000 International semi through the restaurant lot, delivering for U.S. Foods, when the cab reportedly struck the drive-in awning.

Sgt. Terry Eastham estimated total damage at $5,000-$10,000.

-- At 11:01 a.m. July 1, a minor mishap was reported on Evensview Drive as John Sutton, 76, Greencastle, backed a vehicle from a driveway, striking a parked 2005 Ford Freestyle, owned Megan Miller.

Sgt. Eastham listed total damage at $2,500-$5,000.

-- At 1:10 p.m. June 29, a two-vehicle accident was reported at Veterans Highway and Warren Drive.

Officer Darrel Bunten reported that Steven Brunk, 57, Quincy, was westbound, driving a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche, when a 2003 Ford, driven by Brandon Breedlove, 17, Danville, pulled into his path from Warren Drive.

Damage in the collision was estimated at $5,000-$10,000.

Pam Brunk, 51, a passenger in the Chevrolet, complained of pain following the accident but was not transported via ambulance.

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.