Putnam Scanner for 10-6-17

Thursday, October 5, 2017

County Jail

Ten people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 8:11 p.m. Donald Ferguson McCormick, 30, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for criminal mischief and public intoxication.

• At 3 p.m. Kay C. Snyder, 36, Gosport, was taken into custody for possession of stolen property.

• At 2:57 p.m. Joanie Ruthann Callahan, 33, Noblesville, was housed at the jail for theft, possession of marijuana with a prior conviction and possession of paraphernalia.

• At 2:09 p.m. Jarred Alexander Guidry, 18, Poland, was booked in for theft.

• At 2:02 p.m. Kayler Joseph Prano, 18, Brazil, was lodged at the jail for theft.

• At 11:30 a.m. Brent Lee Wallace, 33, Greencastle, was taken into custody for driving with a suspended license.

• At 3:18 a.m. Charles Thomas Turpin, 23, Plainfield, was housed at the jail on a local warrant.


• At 9:09 p.m. Jamey Nicole Taskey, 30, Indianapolis, was booked in for invasion of privacy.

• At 2:18 p.m. Jeni Marie Kiplinger, 48, Roachdale, was lodged at the jail on an out-of-county warrant.

• At 11:18 a.m. Jared Lee Hornaday, 28, Fillmore, was taken into custody on a local warrant.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated four recent property-damage crashes.

• At 1:13 p.m. on Wednesday, April R. Evans, 23, Cloverdale, was eastbound on County Road 1125 South in a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado.

Evans told Deputy Tanner Brown she met a westbound vehicle in her lane of travel. She swerved to the north side of the road as the other vehicle hit the guardrail on the south side.

The other car then came back across the road and sideswiped Evans’ truck, pushing it into the north side guardrail.

The second vehicle, which Evans described as a gray four-door passenger car with a female driver, then left the scene.

Damage was estimated at $10,001-$25,000.

Lt. Donnie Pettit assisted with the investigation.

• At 5:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Shawn R. Bussing, 29, Reelsville, was northbound on County Road 275 East just south of County Road 350 South in a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer.

Deputy Jacob Harrington said road markings indicated Bussing’s SUV ran off the east side of the road then traveled back across the road before running off the west side and hitting a fence.

Bussing said he “forgot how sharp the curve was.” Harrington said Bussing looked fatigued. He said he was traveling to work.

Harrington said unsafe speed appears to have contributed to the crash.

The vehicle was towed. Damage was estimated at $10,001-$25,000.

Deputy Scott Ducker assisted with the investigation.

• At 6:33 a.m. on Tuesday, Jerry E. Wardlow, 70, Greencastle, was southbound on U.S. 231 just past County Road 1100 North when an animal entered his path.

Wardlow told Deputy Matt Biggs he swerved to avoid the collision but hit the guardrail on the west side.

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

• At 7:14 a.m. on Monday, Chandler R. Hyten, 21, Fillmore, was northbound on County Road 275 East in a 2006 Chrysler Sebring when a deer entered his path.

Hyten told Deputy Josh Boller he swerved to miss the deer, which caused him to leave the road, cross the ditch and go through a fence before ending up against several trees.

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

City Police

A 21-year-old Greencastle man was issued a summons into court to answer four counts, City Police reported.

• At 3:19 a.m. Thursday, Logan Crossley was stopped on Avenue E on the city’s East Side by Officer Brad Hiatt.

Crossley was issued a summons for possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, driving with a suspended license and operating a motor vehicle without financial responsibility. He was released from the scene and ordered to appear in court.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department recently responded to two dispatches and two medical runs.

• At 8:12 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD responded to reports of a gas leak at 713 Hillcrest Dr. GFD monitored the air and found a small leak within the residence. GFD contacted Vectren, which promptly sent a crew to shut off the gas and fix the leak. GFD subsequently returned to station at 9:19 p.m

• At 11:23 a.m. on Wednesday, GFD responded to a fire alarm due to cooking at 330 Greenwood Ave. GFD reset the alarm and returned to station at 11:40 a.m.

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.