Putnam Scanner 3-17-17

Thursday, March 16, 2017

County Jail

Nine people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 2:48 p.m. Katherine Graham Beard, 26, Danville, was housed at the jail on a local warrant.

• At 11:50 a.m. Carol Ann Burton, 50, Knightsville, was booked in on a local warrant.

• At 11:12 a.m. Jessica Hope Wahl, 40, Terre Haute, was lodged at the jail on a pair of local warrants.

• At 9:51 a.m. Jonathan Edward Turner, 29, was taken into custody for residential entry.


• At 3:35 p.m. Justin Paul Shields, 31, Ladoga, was arrested on a local warrant.

• At 3:27 p.m. Cynthia Dawn Hayden, 46, Greencastle, was housed at the jail on a warrant for operating while intoxicated.

• At 2:25 p.m. Jeffery Cordell Voege, 33, Greencastle, was booked in on a local warrant.

• At 2:03 p.m. Jason David Grimes, 32, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.

• At 9:25 a.m. Tiffany Renee Duke, 42, Terre Haute, was charged with unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle and attempted theft, less than $50.

City Police

A 49-year-old Morgan County woman is facing theft charges after a reported shoplifting incident Wednesday night at the Greencastle Walmart store.

• At 7:38 p.m. Correna Yvonne Arthur, of Martinsville, was arrested by Officer Matt Huffman after reportedly placing 46 craft items in her purse and attempting to leave the store without paying for them.

The basic craft items, including paint markers, stencil letters and more, totaled $209.87.

Arthur, who was lodged in the Putnam County Jail, told police she needed the items for her grandchildren.

Two recent citations were issued by Greencastle City Police officers.

• At 8:13 p.m. Sunday, Shea Arnold, 25, Fillmore, was ticketed for speeding by Reserve Officer Billy Wallace.

Stopped on Fillmore Road, Arnold was cited for 50 mph in a 30-mph zone.

• At 10:19 p.m. Friday, March 10, Anthony Leonard, 21, Greencastle, was cited by Officer Elsiana Crosby.

Stopped at Washington and Vine streets, Leonard was cited for an infraction of driving with a suspended license.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies responded to four recent property-damage accidents.

• At 1:24 a.m. Wednesday, Jwane Y. Covington, 44, Newburgh, was eastbound on Interstate 70 near the 31-mile marker in a 1966 Chevrolet Caprice.

Covington told Deputy Jeffery Freeman he left the road for an unknown reason, going through the ditch and into several trees, coming to rest facing south in the ditch.

The front end of the car was heavily damaged. The vehicle was towed.

Covington sustained a minor facial laceration and was taken to a Terre Haute hospital.

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

• At 4:42 a.m. on Tuesday, Richard L. Cornelius, 55, Reelsville, was eastbound on U.S. 40 in a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche when he hit an icy portion of the roadway.

Cornelius lost control of the truck, which hit a guardrail, traveling through the barrier and 30 feet down an embankment.

The truck was towed. Deputy Freeman estimated damage at $10,001-$25,000.

• At 4:42 a.m. on Tuesday, Christina N. Barnett-Tolbert, 45, Brazil, was eastbound on U.S. 40 about 1,000 feet west of County Road 25 West in a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer when she hit an icy portion of the road.

Barnett-Tolbert lost control and the vehicle rolled an unknown number of times. It came to rest facing west on the south side of the road.

The vehicle was towed. Deputy Freeman estimated damage at $5,001-$10,000.

• At 2:08 a.m. Tuesday, Cuevas M. Hernandez, 53, Crawfordsville, was northbound on U.S. 231 near State Road 236 in a 2000 Ford Ranger when he hit a patch of ice and lost control.

Deputy Anthony Brown reported that Hernandez hit the concrete guardrails on both the west and east sides of the road.

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

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.