Putnam Scanner 3-10-17

Thursday, March 9, 2017

County Jail

Eleven people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 5:11 p.m. Johnathan Ramirez, 22, Bloomington, was lodged at the jail for possession of marijuana.

• At 4:51 p.m. Angel Monique Viera, 23, Pomona, Calif., was taken into custody for resisting law enforcement.

• At 1:55 p.m. Richard Allen York, 38, Danville, was arrested for invasion of privacy.

• At 12:33 p.m. Charles Wesley Richard Powell, 28, Indianapolis, was housed at the jail on a Marion County warrant.

• At 11:35 a.m. Brandi Lyn Brown, 31, Reelsville, was booked in on a local warrant.

• At 9:39 a.m. Elizabeth Shaleerose Boswell, 24, Brazil, was lodged at the jail on a court order.

• At 7:23 a.m. Amber Rachelle Manning, 30, Poland, was taken into custody on a court order.

• At 2:55 a.m. John Curtis Hart, 31, Anderson, was arrested on a local warrant.

• At 12:07 a.m. Cody Alan Duncan, 30, Greencastle, was booked in on a local warrant.


• At 11:58 a.m. Nicholas Gage Bishop, 20, Coatesville, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.

• At 10:51 a.m. Zachary Allen Nichols, 18, Greencastle, was taken into custody on a court order.

City Police

Two recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers.

• At 1:10 a.m. Thursday, Troy Morphew, 43, Greencastle, was arrested on seven charges by Officer Alec Pettit.

Stopped on East Hanna Street, Morphew was arrested and lodged in the Putnam County Jail on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting law enforcement, false informing, public intoxication, possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe and a Putnam County warrant for theft and forgery.

• At 5:36 a.m. Tuesday, James Dustin Auberry, 28, Greencastle, was arrested by Capt. Charles Inman.

Stopped on Crescent Drive, Auberry was charged with possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe, driving a vehicle as a habitual traffic violator, reckless possession of paraphernalia and false informing.

Lodged in the Putnam County Jail, Auberry was also arrested on warrants out of Clay County (operating as a habitual traffic offender) and Vigo County (operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with a prior offense).

One property-damage accident was investigated Tuesday afternoon by city officers.

• At 2:19 p.m., a two-car mishap occurred on Indianapolis Road at Warren Drive.

Officer Darrel Bunten reported that Jason Grimes, 32, Greencastle, was eastbound on Indianapolis Road, driving a 2002 Ford Taurus, when he reportedly dropped his cellphone and leaned down to pick it up.

As he did, another eastbound car, a 2009 Pontiac G8, driven by Matthew Daily, 23, Danville, stopped in traffic and a collision occurred as Grimes was unable to avoid the collision.

Total damage in the accident was estimated at $2,500-$5,000.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies responded to a pair of recent property-damage accidents.

• At 8:44 p.m. on Tuesday, Deputy Robert Soilleux responded to a dispatch of two vehicles hitting the same deer.

Angela R. Reed, 45, Bainbridge, was eastbound on U.S. 36 in a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix when her car hit the animal. The animal was thrown into the westbound lane.

Kirsten L. Chobanov, 37, Rockville, was westbound in a 2008 Ford Escort and also hit the deer.

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

• At 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Lisa M. Hubble, 50, Cloverdale, was northbound on State Road 243 in a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix.

She told Deputy Soilleux she was traveling at a reduced rate of speed due to heavy rain. As she rounded a bend in the road, she saw a downed tree across both lanes and she couldn’t brake in time to avoid hitting it.

Hubble hit her face on the steering wheel but was not hurt. She refused medical treatment.

She volunteered to Soilleux and Deputy Jacob Harrington that she did not have insurance and had a suspended license. Soilleux cited her for driving with a suspended license.

The car was towed. Damage was estimated at $5,001-$10,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to one recent structure fire.

• At 3:34 a.m. on Wednesday, GFD responded to reports of “smoke in a basement” at 6 Park St. Upon arrival, GFD quickly began battling flames that had progressed to the first floor of the residence from the basement. GFD had the fire under control at 6:58 a.m. and gave the all-clear at 10:33 a.m. The state fire marshal was present, who left the cause of the fire undetermined at the time.

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.